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From: Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@computergmbh.de>
To: Krzysztof Halasa <khc@pm.waw.pl>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Few ideas...
Date: Sat, 1 Mar 2008 00:27:22 +0100 (CET)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0803010018050.24056@fbirervta.pbzchgretzou.qr> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <m3fxvb9wuh.fsf@maximus.localdomain>


On Mar 1 2008 00:17, Krzysztof Halasa wrote:
>
>> d: I think it would not bad if it were included in the resulting
>> object file like MODULE_AUTHOR is.
>
>I specifically don't want it in the binary - maintainers change, it's
>not a point of contact for end users. It would be for source code ops
>only.

So what apart from the parsability of a MODULE_MAINTAINER() tag,
what is different from authors engraving their name into a
comment at the start of the .c file?

>> If anything, MODULE_AUTHOR could be removed, because the original
>> author(s) are usually listed at the top of the .c file and not
>> always the ones to talk to when there is a bug (=> the maintainer
>> is).
>
>Perhaps it's there because of copyright.

A number of .c files (even those that are not just built-in, but can
also be built as =m) do not have a MODULE_AUTHOR(); and copyright is
even valid when there is no apparent author name.

  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-29 23:27 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-29 22:48 Krzysztof Halasa
2008-02-29 23:11 ` Jan Engelhardt
2008-02-29 23:17   ` Krzysztof Halasa
2008-02-29 23:27     ` Jan Engelhardt [this message]
2008-03-01 14:13       ` Krzysztof Halasa

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