standardize the authors line

Ceri Davies ceri at
Sun May 16 19:31:50 UTC 2004

On Sun, May 16, 2004 at 07:57:05PM +0200, Josef El-Rayes wrote:
> hi friends!
> as i am reading through the developers and arch handbook
> i noticed that there is no common way the contributor line
> looks:
> - This chapter was written by Murray Stokely and Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven.
> - This chapter was written by Murray Stokely <murray at>.
> - Contributed by Poul-Henning Kamp <phk at>.
> - John Baldwin and Robert Watson. Copyright ? 2002, 2003 John BaldwinRobert Watson
> - Contributed by Matthew Dillon.
> - Chris Costello and Robert Watson.
> somethimes there is a preceeding "contributed by" or a "this was written by"
> sometimes there is a copyright statement, sometimes not, sometimes there is an
> email adress, sometimes not.
> i would like to change it to a common:
> Contributed by Bla Blabla <bla at> and Foo Foofoo <foo at>
> what do you think about this?

If we were using authorgroup markup on sections like we should, then
this situation couldn't arise.  I'd suggest synchronising these up by
migrating that way.

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