Re: What to do with the "Created by" header comments?

From: Baptiste Daroussin <>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2021 09:02:39 UTC
On Tue, Nov 09, 2021 at 04:48:53PM +0100, Guido Falsi wrote:
> On 09/11/21 16:33, Luca Pizzamiglio wrote:
> > Hi Mel,
> > 
> > IIRC the "# Created by: ..." line was added to give credits to the original
> > creator of the port.
> > I'm not sure if this is still a thing.
> > 
> As far as I remember (please correct me if I'm wrong) it's deprecated and
> should not be added to newly created ports, also because the information is
> easy to find in the repo history.
> I don't think there is any rule for existing ones, I personally leave them
> there unless requested to do anything different.

You are right, its usage has been deprecated because it was giving credit to one
person the creator but not to all the people who may have worked on the port,
and sometime, other have worked more on it than the initial creator.

It was decided to stop adding the "# Created by" line  on new port, but there
was a push back in removing that line entirely from the existing port.

I personnally think we should revisit and remove the # Created by line entirely
because it is clearly an unfair credit, and the VCS history has the full credit
already in its logs.