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Re: Your commit 7409a79

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Your commit 7409a79
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2014 17:58:35 +0200

> From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2014 11:28:48 +0900
> Cc: Stephen Leake <address@hidden>, address@hidden
> I would do the other work that the rename is intended to support on a
> branch, do the rename, and then a merge commit with a commit message
> like
>     Clarify CONTRIBUTE and make it prominently visible.
>     Step one in a revolutionary program to attract more contributors
>     to Emacs.
>     - Move from etc/ to top level for visibility in ls and git-browser.
>     - Specify format of commit log summaries.
>     - etc, etc
> Then the rename commit can be trivial with a simple statement of fact:

Exactly my thoughts.

>     Rename etc/CONTRIBUTE to ./CONTRIBUTE.
> Of course this style of committing and logs would be an insuperable
> barrier to contribution if it were made policy. ;-)

If people object to having instructions in CONTRIBUTE that might be
not 100% necessary, I wonder if we can put recommendations in
CONTRIBUTE without making it a policy that is enforced.  Something
like "we recommend ...".

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