On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 7:49 AM, Alan D. Cabrera <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Usually, Apache projects don't have author tags. I actually can't recall any project that does. There's a number of good reasons for this.
> - the people who worked on a file can easily be discovered via the SCM system
> - after a while others may modify the file and then the list becomes a bit confusing
> - removing individual author tags strengthens the code's affinity to the community
> A good tag might be
> @author The Apache Shiro Project (email@example.com)
> Up to you guys but I think they should be removed. Just my 2 cents.
Easier to make sure they don't exist at all than use a common tag.