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SubjectRe: why are some of my patches being credited to other "authors"?
Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> i've submitted a number of patches recently and, every time i do a
> "git pull", i check the log to see if any of them have been applied so
> i can delete them from my personal "submitted but not applied"
> directory. if they've been applied by another author, then naturally
> i'll never notice and i'll keep wondering about the delay.
>
> so what's the protocol here? are more senior kernel developers
> allowed to poach on my patch submissions, tidy them up slightly, then
> drop any attribution to me? enquiring minds *definitely* want this
> cleared up.
>
> rday
>
> p.s. it's possible that this is all just a wild coincidence, of
> course. stranger things have happened.


The protocol is simply to do best to give credit where credit is due.
If your patch is taken directly, most likely it is a mistake if
attribution was dropped. If your patch was modified, often that patch
will get checked in under the name of the person who last touched the
change before commit -- and it is their responsibility to make sure and
note that the change originally came from you.

Jeff


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