[Mageia-dev] Collaboration policy

Olivier Blin mageia at blino.org
Thu Jun 14 23:25:25 CEST 2012

David Walser <luigiwalser at yahoo.com> writes:

> Olivier Blin <mageia at ...> writes:
>> Crediting patchs from others by only mentionning the source
>> (i.e. Mandriva, Fedora, XBMC, ...) is not enough IMHO.
>> If we want to give proper credits, we should also mention the author of
>> the patch.
> It doesn't say we don't give credit to the patch author.  It just says in our
> package changelog (a.k.a. our SVN commit messages), you mention where you got
> the patch from, because at that level you want to be concise and that's a much
> more useful piece of information.

It says that we prefer to mention "source" over "author".
That's not good enough IMHO if we want to be ok with credits.
The "source" is not the one retaining the copyright on a change, only
the author owns this.
And mentionning an author's name is the minimum reward when
cherry-picking a change.

Olivier Blin - blino

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