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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/7] Nexus One Support
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On Thu, 2011-01-20 at 17:58 -0800, Daniel Walker wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-01-20 at 17:41 -0800, Joe Perches wrote:
> > On Thu, 2011-01-20 at 16:55 -0800, Daniel Walker wrote:
> > > On Thu, 2011-01-20 at 16:42 -0800, Dima Zavin wrote:
> > > > You are not the author of any of these patches. Where are the author
> > > > attributions for the team that actually wrote this code?
> > > In the commit text.. The author field is used to denote who authored the
> > > commit, which in this case is me.
> > You have that wrong.
> > Author and Committer are different git fields.
> > http://www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/docs/user-manual.html
> >
> > * an author: The name of the person responsible for this change,
> > together with its date.
> > * a committer: The name of the person who actually created the
> > commit, with the date it was done. This may be different from
> > the author, for example, if the author was someone who wrote a
> > patch and emailed it to the person who used it to create the
> > commit.
> I'm not even sure how to make these different, but in this case it
> doesn't matter because the "committer" as you defined it above is more
> than one person ..

Not really, no.

The authors may be different, but the first git
committer of the patch is different.

The committer is the person that does a git commit
either directly with git commit or git am.

If a git tree is pulled by someone else, the initial
committer name remains on the commit.

You should keep the original patch author names and
add your own "Signed-off-by:" and not claim authorship
of the patches themselves.

cheers, Joe



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