Re: [PATCH] Documentation/process: add Co-Developed-by: tag for patches with multiple authors

From: Jonathan Corbet
Date: Fri Nov 17 2017 - 17:46:47 EST

On Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:23:09 +0100
Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Sometimes a single patch is the result of multiple authors. As git only
> can have one "author" of a patch, it is still good to properly give
> credit to the other developers of a commit. To address this, document
> the "Co-Developed-by:" tag which can be used to show other authors of
> the patch.
> Note, these other authors must also provide a Signed-off-by: tag as it
> is their work that is being submitted here.

So this seems good, and I'm seeing no objections. I can go ahead and
apply it and ship it upward.

That said, I do think that there should maybe be a mention in
submitting-patches.rst as well, since we have a fair amount of discussion
of patch tags there. *Someday* we'll have nice organized documentation
that doesn't scatter this stuff around, but that's not this day...