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Re: [tracecompass-dev] Removing contributor list from copyright header

Hi Alex

thanks for letting us know about the discussions and decision. I'm ok to not update the contributor list anymore and, for new files, not include it. About removing the contributor list from existing files actively, I'm not sure. I'd like to hear the other Trace Compass committers' opinion about it before going ahead with it. Let's give them a chance to put their comment on this email thread.


On 07/28/2015 07:21 PM, Alexandre Montplaisir wrote:
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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