[FreeBSD-Ports-Announce] [CORRECTION] Change to the header in ports Makefiles, take two
It was recently posted on,
http://blogs.freebsdish.org/portmgr/2012/09/01/change-to-the-header-in-ports-makefiles/ 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.
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
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.