[webkit-dev] Credit change set & author when merging changes

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Fri Feb 14 03:44:17 PST 2014

I don't think you need the author's name if you include an URL to the
relevant SVN or Git commit log since anyone could simply follow the URL to
find the original author.  It might be a nice gesture though.

On the other hand, if we're simply mentioning a revision number without
URL, then we should probably mention the author as well.

On Friday, February 14, 2014, Osztrogonác Csaba <oszi at inf.u-szeged.hu>

> Hi,
> I checked the history of blink merges, but I haven't found too
> much credit for the original author, but much more references
> to the commit similar to the changeset you mentioned.
> Should we mention the author _and_ the changeset too in the future?
> Ossy
> On 02/14/2014 09:36 AM, Ryosuke Niwa wrote:
>> Hi,
>> This is a friendly remainder that you should credit the original author
>> and the relevant change set in blink when you're merging patches written
>> by another author.
>> e.g. http://trac.webkit.org/changeset/163528
>> - R. Niwa
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