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    SubjectRe: Credit for vsprintk work



    On Wed, 25 Mar 2009, Steven Rostedt wrote:

    >
    > Frederic,
    >
    > $ git blame lib/vsprintf.c |grep 'Frederic Weisbecker' | wc -l
    > 542
    >
    > You did a hell of a lot of work on vsprintf.c, and you are still too
    > modest to put in a copyright at the top.
    >
    > I know some people think that git is good enough for ownership. But
    > really, the amount of changes that you did in vsprintf.c deserves a bit of
    > credit in the source file.
    >
    > Is everyone OK if a copyright goes at the top of this file giving credit
    > to Frederic? If for anything else, it will facilitate people to find who
    > broke it if it breaks ;-)
    >
    > I think Frederic should send one more patch to add his copyright. That is,
    > of course, if Frederic wants too.
    >
    > Note, Frederic did not ask me to post this. In fact, this is the first
    > time he's seen this complaint. I'm posting this because I was showing this
    > code to some students at a University and when I wanted to point out
    > who wrote it, I was surprised that Frederic's name was not mentioned.
    > I was looking at the code via LXR so git was not helpful here.

    Lai also did this work too, so I recommend adding something like:

    * Binary printk modifications, copyright 2009:
    * Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
    * Lai Jiangshan <laijs@cn.fujitsu.com>

    Or something similar.

    -- Steve



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