Opened 2 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#898 closed defect (fixed)

GEOS AUTHORS file is ancient

Reported by: robe Owned by: geos-devel@…
Priority: minor Milestone: 3.6.3
Component: Default Version: 3.6.2
Severity: Unassigned Keywords:
Cc:

Description

I was going to add our new developers to the list.

Something I neglected doing and then I discover what appears to be an authors list hasn't been updated in a decade.

We should either update it or chuck it.

https://git.osgeo.org/gitea/geos/geos/src/branch/master/AUTHORS

Most notably missing, though I'm probably forgetting some folks:

Howard Butler
Dan Baston
Kurt Schwehr
Vicky Vergara

People that should be moved to "In Active":

Frank Warmerdam
Mateusz Loskot (as much as I love him and wish he didn't leave us, I will weep a couple of tears when I move him to the "In Active" bin)

BTW I don't think "In Active" is the right term here or is that intentional - who wrote this? I think it should be Inactive or did we mean a different kind of "Active"?

By the way, I noticed there is an event track in this file. Isn't that what NEWS is for and if not move it to like a CREDITS file.

Can we have AUTHORS just be an AUTHORS file?

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by cvvergara

From what I understand the authors are the JTS people

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by robe

I'm pretty sure I've never contributed to JTS and my name is in there too.

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by jmckenna

I suggest changing the word "In active" to something more accurate as "Inactive" or "Not Active"

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by Regina Obe <lr@…>

In d20fba3/git:

Update list of Authors and PSC. Reorder things bringing newer state to top.
References #898 for GEOS 3.7

comment:5 Changed 2 years ago by Regina Obe <lr@…>

In 20f3483/git:

Update Martin's email address
References #898 for GEOS 3.7

comment:6 Changed 2 years ago by Regina Obe <lr@…>

In b3ba1e9/git:

Update AUTHORS so lists current devs and is primary
References #898 for GEOS 3.6.3

comment:7 Changed 2 years ago by Regina Obe <lr@…>

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

In cfe2554/git:

Update AUTHORS so lists current devs and is primary
Closes #898 for GEOS 3.5.2

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