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From David Jencks <david_jen...@yahoo.com>
Subject Fwd: Apache requirements for commit message for contributed code
Date Wed, 21 Nov 2007 23:12:55 GMT
We should be careful about this too...  thanks craig!

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Craig L Russell <Craig.Russell@Sun.COM>
> Date: November 21, 2007 12:12:54 PM PST
> To: dev@openjpa.apache.org
> Subject: Apache requirements for commit message for contributed code
> Reply-To: dev@openjpa.apache.org
>
> Recently, the Apache board reasserted the requirement that the  
> commit message for code contributed by other than the committer  
> must include attribution of the contributor. It's necessary, but  
> not sufficient for the commit message to include the JIRA.
>
> The rationale is to make sure that we can determine provenance for  
> code without having to go beyond the svn repository.
>
> Please see http://www.apache.org/dev/committers.html#applying-patches
>
> For example, if Joe Schmo (not an Apache committer) submitted a  
> patch, this is not ok:
>
> commit -m "PROJECT-987 fix for NPE in constructor"
>
> This is ok:
>
> commit -m "PROJECT-987 fix for NPE in constructor, contributed by  
> Joe Schmo"
>
> Craig
>
> Craig Russell
> Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System http://java.sun.com/products/jdo
> 408 276-5638 mailto:Craig.Russell@sun.com
> P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!
>


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