[alsa-devel] [PATCH] remove email addresses from MODULE_AUTHOR tag

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Sat May 19 16:35:54 CEST 2007

At Sat, 19 May 2007 03:38:07 +0200,
Rene Herman wrote:
> On 05/12/2007 07:01 PM, Rene Herman wrote:
> > On 05/11/2007 11:12 PM, Rene Herman wrote:
> > 
> >> I seem unlikely to convince him but I believe it's upto specific 
> >> subsystems whether or not they'll take patches removing the email 
> >> adresses from the tag, ie, in the case of ALSA upto you and Jaroslav.
> > 
> > For what it's worth, Linus merged the patch removing the advice to 
> > include an email address in the MODULE_AUTHOR comment:
> > 
> > http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=108f39a1b3b1e4b28ca8cc156f06171445499d21 
> > 
> > 
> > He was aware of Alan's objection. Removing existing ones is ofcourse not 
> > quite the same as not introducing new ones though so ofcourse still up 
> > to you. I'm still signing off on it...
> Takashi, Jaroslav, could you get me an ACK or NAK on this? I'm waiting 
> around before submitting more to see if you'll take 'em.

Well, I myself don't mind to remove my address at all, but IMO, it's a
thing that needs approval by each author (although we are allowed to 
do it without asking, of course).

If no reply comes, it's a positive sign to remove the address, too, as
a non-active address.


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