Re: [Ksummit-2013-discuss] [ATTEND] DT, maintainership, development process

From: Rafael J. Wysocki
Date: Mon Jul 29 2013 - 18:20:49 EST

On Monday, July 29, 2013 02:17:34 PM John W. Linville wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 03:27:44PM +0200, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > That said we have the same issue with commits with just two SOB tags if
> > a maintainer applies a patch that nobody has responded to. Are they going to
> > be regarded as "suspicious" too now?
> >
> > And what about trusting maintainers? If Linus trusts them enough to pull from
> > them, why can't everybody else trust them enough to assume that they don't do
> > bad things on purpose?
> Not just Linus -- it's 'turtles all the way down' here. As someone
> else suggested, a Singed-off-by in the merge commit should suffice
> here. Although, I haven't always made a habit of adding S-o-b to
> merge commits either...

An SOB in the merge doesn't provide any additional information that can't
be retrieved from git, unless you use a different e-mail address for the
sign-off. :-)


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