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    SubjectRe: [GIT PULL] new mailmap file for the linux kernel git repository
    On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 04:25:28PM +0200, Philipp Riemer wrote:
    > Dear members of the LKML,
    > I spent the last weeks creating a new .mailmap file for the LK git
    > repo (see previous mail attached below).
    > The new version of this file is available in the git repository at:
    > git:// mailmap-changes
    > Latest commit at the branch: 5b4e7ca5d453bc2701ef79969aecb9ed23abd469
    > mailmap changes
    > The following changes since commit 36be50515fe2aef61533b516fa2576a2c7fe7664
    > .mailmap | 2479 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
    > 1 file changed, 2441 insertions(+), 38 deletions(-)
    > Patch file in addition below the attached mail.
    > In my work I considered the following aspects:
    > * Typos in names
    > * Typos in mails
    > * Mapping of ambiguous mail adresses (e.g. {,,
    >,...} becomes {})
    > * Mapping of names to entries with only email information
    > * Harmonization of position and style of last name (no more all-caps
    > names like "First LAST" or those of "Last, First")
    > * No initials in names if not necessary
    > * Conversion of email addresses to lower case
    > Why did I do this? One reason for that is a missing configuration of
    > Git -- leading to a combination of the name of user (login) and
    > computer (e.g. "me@mybox.local"). Of course this is not a real mail
    > address and most users realize and fix this fact pretty fast.
    > Nevertheless there is at least one commit with wrong data in the
    > codebase. Another reason is spelling. When skimming through the vast
    > list of author names and email addresses one can find many
    > typographical errors such as ".con" instead of ".com" or missing
    > letters. Over time also these get fixed -- but the wrong data is
    > visible.
    > I am pretty confident that I coalesced the data of most of the
    > ambiguous users. But despite having spent so many hours in finding and
    > matching these entries, this work (that I did primarily for my thesis)
    > might be helpful for other researchers as well, such as e.g. Wang Chen
    > as the maintainer of the Linux Kernel Patch Statistic
    > <> or Greg, Jonthan, etc. as the
    > authors of "Who writes Linux"
    > <>...
    > Hence, please integrate this file into the official Linux Kernel repository.

    You forgot a signed-off-by: line which is required for a patch to be
    accepted :(

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