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

From: Philippe Mathieu-Daudé
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 08/21] contrib/gitdm: Add Mentor Graphics to the domain map
Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2020 14:41:43 +0200
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On 10/6/20 11:44 AM, Alex Bennée wrote:
> 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.

My personal interest is seeing how the corporate/academic/hobbyist
contributions are split, and how this evolves over time.

Since there were entries for some companies, I added more,
but this is not a requisite and we can drop the patches if
considered not useful or giving headaches to the contributors.

> 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.

Totally. In this particular case, we could even keep "Codesourcery"
group separate, similarly to RH/IBM.



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