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Re: Why do we still have AUTHORS?

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Karen Etheridge
February 25, 2022 05:09
Re: Why do we still have AUTHORS?
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On Thu, Feb 24, 2022 at 8:25 PM David Nicol <> wrote:

> P5p is contractually obligated to retain listings in the authors file or
> equivalent as part of the source code distribution.

Where is this contract? I don't think our licence obligates us to list
every contributor; could you point me to somewhere that says otherwise?

(That said, we can still autogenerate the AUTHORS file from git commits on
each release.)

> 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.

That probably wasn't worded as kindly as it could have been.

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