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Re: Trying out GitLab (was Re: In support of Jonas Bernoulli's Magit)

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Trying out GitLab (was Re: In support of Jonas Bernoulli's Magit)
Date: Sat, 08 Jul 2017 14:53:11 +0300

> From: Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 8 Jul 2017 14:13:44 +0300
> Cc: Toon Claes <address@hidden>, address@hidden
> On 7/8/17 2:02 PM, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason wrote:
> > Usually when I discover bugs in things part of Emacs itself I just work
> > around them, since starting to contribute to the project would require
> > signing papers etc.,
> You are not helping our case, unfortunately: even if Emacs switches to 
> GitLab or something similar (which I hope it will), contributing will 
> still require signing papers.

It's actually more than that: patches submitted to Emacs need to
conform to our coding and various other standards: include
properly-formatted commit log messages, documentation, and (where
appropriate) tests, etc.  Patch review could require cleanup changes

People who find this too much of an effort should perhaps describe
their solution without showing any actual code, so that someone else
could implement it.  This way, copyright assignment is not an issue,
and chances are the change will be eventually made.

Of course, it is better to actually sign papers, which is a one-time

> > which would be a huge hurdle compared to what I'm
> > fixing (none of my Magit contributions are major, just small fixes here
> > & there).
> Small fixes (up to ~15 lines in total) don't require copyright assignment.

Yes.  But that limit is quickly exhausted.

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