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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Documentation/process: add Co-Developed-by: tag for patches with multiple authors
On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 5:23 AM, Greg Kroah-Hartman
<> wrote:
> Sometimes a single patch is the result of multiple authors. As git only
> can have one "author" of a patch, it is still good to properly give
> credit to the other developers of a commit. To address this, document
> the "Co-Developed-by:" tag which can be used to show other authors of
> the patch.
> Note, these other authors must also provide a Signed-off-by: tag as it
> is their work that is being submitted here.
> Reported-by: Thomas Gleixner <>
> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

I see no uses of this tag yet, and I'd like to get it right. If patch
v1 was written by author A, then heavily modified and sent by author B
to produce patch v2, what should the resulting states of git-author,
and tag order be? I'm assuming it should be:

git-author: B
Signed-off-by: A
Co-Developed-by: A
Signed-off-by: B

It's not clear to me if git-author should instead be A, and/or
Co-Developed-by should be B...



Kees Cook
Pixel Security

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