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[tracecompass-dev] Removing contributor list from copyright header

Hi all,

As discussed in bug 435933 [1], it is no longer necessary to list individual contributors in the source files's copyright headers. Eclipse IP checks now use the git log to track contributions, so this list is now effectively useless. The same information is available with "git shortlog" and similar commands. It also increases patch noise and can cause unwanted merge conflicts.

CDT now recommends to not update this list anymore [2].

What do you say we drop the contributor lists altogether? Maybe not actively remove it from everywhere right now, but as we modify files we can take the opportunity to remove it, and new files could come with no list at all?



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