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Re: Update on hadoop-0.23
On 29/09/2011 22:38, Doug Cutting wrote:

> The ASF discourages the use of Java's @author tag in large part because
> it tends to mark code as the territory of particular contributors.  We
> want ASF codebases to be the responsibility of an entire community.

There's another reason which is if you have your name next to some code,
you get emails asking about it for the rest of your life. Anonymity
offers deniability