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Re: [RFC PATCH 08/21] contrib/gitdm: Add Mentor Graphics to the domain m

From: Alex Bennée
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 08/21] contrib/gitdm: Add Mentor Graphics to the domain map
Date: Tue, 06 Oct 2020 10:44:56 +0100
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Jan Kiszka <jan.kiszka@siemens.com> writes:

> On 05.10.20 22:52, Joseph Myers wrote:
>> On Mon, 5 Oct 2020, Alex Bennée wrote:
>>> Joseph Myers <joseph@codesourcery.com> writes:
>>>> On Sun, 4 Oct 2020, Philippe Mathieu-Daudé wrote:
>>>>> There is a number of contributors from this domain,
>>>>> add its own entry to the gitdm domain map.
>>>> At some point the main branding will be Siemens; not sure how you want to 
>>>> handle that.
>>> We've already done something similar with WaveComp who have rolled up
>>> the various mips and imgtec contributions into
>>> contrib/gitdm/group-map-wavecomp.
>>> It's really up to you and which corporate entity would like internet
>>> bragging points. The only Siemens contributor I could find is Jan Kiszka
>>> but he has contributed a fair amount ;-)
>> Given that the Mentor branding is going away (and the "Mentor Graphics" 
>> version largely has gone away, "Mentor, a Siemens Business" is what's 
>> currently used as a Mentor brand), probably it makes sense to use Siemens 
>> for both codesourcery.com and mentor.com addresses.
> I think the key question is what this map is used for: Is it supposed to
> document the historic status, who was who at the time of contribution?
> Or is its purpose to help identifying the copyright holder of a
> contribution today?

I don't know what others use them for but for me it was just an easy way
to get a survey of the companies and individuals involved over the last
year (2y, 3y, 5y... etc) of development. The consolidation of
contributions isn't overly distorting IMO. The biggest user is probably
the end of year state of the nation surveys wanting to see what impact
various organisations are having on a project and consolidation just
helps push you up the table a little more.

The biggest counter example we have at the moment is RedHat/IBM which
AFAICT is because the RedHat guys are treated as a separate business
unit with their own unique identity.

Either way I don't think it's a major issue - hence it is up to the
hackers to make the choice.

Alex Bennée

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