[FreeBSD-Ports-Announce] [CORRECTION] Change to the header in ports Makefiles, take two

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[FreeBSD-Ports-Announce] [CORRECTION] Change to the header in ports Makefiles, take two

FreeBSD Ports Management Team Secretary
It was recently posted on,
that we would adopt a new header for the ports Makefiles.  The initial
discussion seemed to show enough support for the idea of completely
stripping the header, leaving only the $FreeBSD$ tag.  After the
announcement was made, more people stated strong feelings that when and
where possible attribution be maintained in the header.

A private discussion was held among ports committers, and while opinions
were as varied as the individuals who shared them, it was decided to unify
on a two line header.

# Created by: J.Q. Public <[hidden email]>
# $FreeBSD$

The Whom line from the classic six line header becomes Created By.

Sometimes, as a result of a repocopy, or changed maintainership, the
Created By and MAINTAINER is no longer in synchronisation. To avoid
confusion, the first line can be removed, optionally leaving us with a one
line header.

# $FreeBSD$

Removing the line of attribution is to be done only at the consent/request
of the original contributor.

As before, we ask this header only be updated in conjunction with a regular
update, as we do not want any unnecessary churn to the repo prior to the
pending Ports Feature Freeze.

on behalf of portmgr@

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