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Re: Why do we still have AUTHORS?

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David Nicol
February 25, 2022 04:25
Re: Why do we still have AUTHORS?
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P5p is contractually obligated to retain listings in the authors file or
equivalent as part of the source code distribution.

Do away with the authors file and my lawyers will submit a patch backing
out my contributions and get a court to order you to apply it.

That's why.

On Wed, Feb 23, 2022, 17:11 Leon Timmermans <> wrote:

> We've been maintaining an AUTHORS file for more than twenty years, but in
> these days of git I'm kind of wondering why we still do this.
> We actually have tests that check if any new addition matches git, why
> don't we just rely on git instead? And remain a HISTORIC-AUTHORS file
> honoring the contributors who predate our transition to git.
> Right now it's a recurring source of test failures for new contributors,
> without providing any clear benefit IME. Why would we keep doing this?
> Leon

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