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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] PCI: pciehp: Do not turn off slot if presence comes up after link
On Wed, Oct 02, 2019 at 05:13:58PM -0500, Alex G. wrote:
> On 10/1/19 11:13 PM, Lukas Wunner wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 01, 2019 at 05:14:16PM -0400, Stuart Hayes wrote:
> > > This patch set is based on a patch set [1] submitted many months ago by
> > > Alexandru Gagniuc, who is no longer working on it.
> >
> > I'm not sure if it's appropriate to change the author and
> > omit Alex' Signed-off-by.
> Legally Dell owns the patches. I have no objection on my end.

From a kernel community POV, I don't think it matters (in this case)
who legally owns the copyright to the contributed code. It's just that
we go to great lengths to provide proper attribution even for small
contributions (e.g. Tested-by).

The benefit to the community is that we know who to cc if that portion
of the code is changed again and someone knowledgable should take a look.

The benefit to contributors is that they can change jobs and their past
contributions are still visible in the git history and attributed to
their names. By contrast, if you've worked on closed source code and
changed jobs, that work isn't visible to future employers or even yourself,
and it may happen that someone else takes credit for your past work
without you even knowing about it or being able to stop that.
(I've seen it before.)

In this case, there should be a S-o-b line for Alex preceding that
for Stuart, and the author of the commit should be Alex unless a
significant portion of the patch was changed.



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