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gitlog-to-changelog: how to specify "tiny changes"?

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: gitlog-to-changelog: how to specify "tiny changes"?
Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2011 14:29:52 +0100

Hello gnulibers.

Currently, the `gitlog-to-changelog' script has no way of allowing the
maintainer to specify that a changeset is "small" enough not to require
copyright assignment to the FSF (in hand-maintained ChangeLogs, that is
done with the usual "(tiny change)" addition after the author name).  I
dimly remember a previous discussion about this issue, but I don't
remember where it took place, nor whether any consensus had came up at

So, there is any recommended way to specify this "no paperwork required"
property of a changeset in its commit message, with the hope that future
versions of `gitlog-to-changelog' will recognize and honour such a


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