[vtk-developers] thanks field deleted

Tim Hutton T.Hutton at eastman.ucl.ac.uk
Mon Jan 28 09:31:45 EST 2002

A mention of the author of a contributed class in the file itself is 
crucial for getting in touch with the right person for help with specific 
problems. I think a better place for the Thanks: is as a .SECTION in the 
class description in the header file.

If you make a centralized list of the top-ten contributors you'll have us 
competing to be the next one employed by Kitware (a la Seb) ... ;)

At 09:22 28/01/2002 -0500, Will Schroeder wrote:
>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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