Re: Heads-up: Pending removal of 'Created by' from the ports tree

From: Jochen Neumeister <>
Date: Tue, 05 Jul 2022 17:30:03 UTC

Am 05.07.22 um 15:16 schrieb Tobias C. Berner:
> Moin moin
> portmgr is intending to remove all occurrences of 'Created by' from the tree
> by the end of this quarter [1].
> This is done to honor those that are actively maintaining the ports tree and
> not those that were there before it was cool.
> The ports tree is the product of all the contributors and committers
> maintaining it currently. If you want your name reflected as contributor, then
> MAINTAINER is what you need to be. No information is lost, as the original
> creators are still present in the version control system.
> mfg Tobias/portmgr
> [1]
have you also considered another direction? That you do not delete this 
line, but if several people were involved in the creation, to include 
them? One must not insert completely name and email address, but only 
the name.

I do not find so beautiful, if this line is deleted. You could also 
always see that many people who are no longer active have created many 
of these ports in the past, such as Martin "Miwi" Wilke.

Furthermore I think it would be good that portmgr thinks about how many 
ports one person should take care of.