In the spirit of shared ownership, what do people think of getting rid
of @author tags (for committers or other dev people that consent?).
Other apache projects have done so, for a host of reasons.
- some people don't use author tags, hence credit is uneven
- author tags tend to only credit the original author, and not
everyone that works on the code after (or does code reviews, lends
ideas, etc, etc)
- we have CHANGES.txt to generally credit people (and it prob does
a better job)
I've seen a better list of reasons elsewhere, but my main motivation
was that it didn't feel right having my name spashed all over code
that many other people are contributing to now.
+0, though I think it is mostly a decision for those who have already
tons of @author tags in the repo.
FWIW, our internal repository was in a similar situation: I was
__author__ of 90% of the files, though certainly not the sole
contributor to all of those files. I decided to strip this
attribution for precisely the reasons you enumerated.