>>>>> On Tue, 27 Nov 2018, Andrey Utkin wrote: > It seems to me this will grow huge, and be the source of annoyance for > users.
IIUC the file has a specific purpose, namely to solve the copyright attribution problem. So only those entities who would otherwise add themselves to ebuild headers must be listed there. > There's a plausible opinion that today's Unixes will stay around > forever: > https://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/unix/DurableCurrentUnixes > And obviously Gentoo is the best flavour of them, so... > Are there any long-lived community FOSS projects maintaining such > file? GNU Emacs: http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/emacs.git/tree/etc/AUTHORS They add everyone who has contributed, and after 33 years the file has grown to 170 kB, which I think is still acceptable. We have some Manifest files that are much larger. So I don't think we would run into problems anytime soon, even if we added everybody (which we shouldn't, IMHO). Ulrich
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