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Re: Development practices?

From: Colin Watson
Subject: Re: Development practices?
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2015 21:27:56 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

I won't speak for all of these, but:

On Thu, Sep 03, 2015 at 03:34:29PM -0400, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
>  - Patches are not posted by committers. I see some patches that
>    appear out of nowhere in the grub source code but they
>    don't seem to be posted on the mailing list? Is that because
>    there hadn't been enough reviewers on the mailing list?
>    Which brings another question:

Historically the point of being a committer was that you were trusted to
exercise judgement, and would post things for review if you felt they
required it but not necessarily in all cases.

>  - Some patches that are in the git tree don't seem to have the
>    Signed-Off-By which I find odd (*1). Patches that come from
>    non-maintainers have them, but the maintainers/committers don't
>    always? Is that because the committers have signed some form
>    of 'implicit-Signed-off-by-when-I-check-in' document?

As far as I know S-O-B has never been standard in GRUB.  It's a practice
that many people who are familiar with Linux kernel development follow,
and so it ends up in our commit logs, but that doesn't mean it's
standard hereabouts nor in many other projects.

Colin Watson                                       address@hidden

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