[vtk-developers] thanks field deleted

Will Schroeder will.schroeder at kitware.com
Mon Jan 28 09:22:21 EST 2002

What do other people think? I agree with Ken that a centralized list of 
contributors is a good thing. Is this better than putting a thanks field 
per file? Or doing both?


At 09:15 AM 1/28/2002 -0500, Ken Martin wrote:
>I doubt this was intentional on Will's part, but now that I think
>about it I think the list of contributors should be near the beginning
>of the README files in VTK. I have often wished for a single prominent
>place that would list all the contributors. I don't have a problem
>with the thanks field in each file as well, other than I'd like it to
>be out of the copyright.  I often copy the copyright for a new file
>from whatever file happens to be in my emacs buffer. I usually forget
>to remove the thanks field when I do this. Maybe it could be in the
>documentation part of the header (or cxx). Just some random thoughts
>on the issue.
> > Hello developers,
> >
> > [light-hearted grumbling follows]
> >
> > I notice that most of the thanks fields have been deleted,
> > presumably by
> > the copyright update. Where's the gratitude...I ask you.
> > Bad enough we
> > should have to sign away the copyright on all our hard work...
> >
> >
> > Tim.
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