Proposal: Drop author fields from copyright headers

Robert Ancell robert.ancell at canonical.com
Fri Aug 23 05:15:07 UTC 2013


https://code.launchpad.net/~robert-ancell/mir/kill-author-fields/+merge/181704


On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 3:27 PM, Robert Ancell
<robert.ancell at canonical.com>wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I'd like to propose we drop the author fields from the copyright headers
> in Mir - they're very hard to keep up to date and more accurate information
> can be retrieved using 'bzr annotate'. Chances are they either only list
> the initial author or are copied and pasted from other code [1].
>
> Most people I've talked to in the team don't have any love for them -
> anyone want to keep them?
>
> --Robert
>
> [1] http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~mir-team/mir/trunk/revision/1000
>
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