On Tue, Nov 27, 2018 at 06:01:58PM +0100, Ulrich Mueller wrote:
> >>>>> 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).

Agreed, we should not add every developer to this file by default.

On the other hand, if some person or organization requests to be added, we
should not refuse to add them, imho.


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