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From Vladimir Ozerov <voze...@gridgain.com>
Subject How to mention contributor's name during commit?
Date Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:16:26 GMT

Let's discuss how to mention contributor name when pushing contributed
patches. There are at least two ways of doing this:

1) Impersonate commit on behalf of real author. In this case commit will
appear in history as if it was performed by contributor:
git commit --author="John Doe <john@doe.com>"

2) Commit with your (committer) name mentioning author in description:
git commit -m "Cool feature. Thanks to John Doe for contribution."

Please share your thoughts on which format is preferrable. I prefer the
second one. It is successfully used in other big projects such as Hadoop
and OpenJDK. With the first one GIT history will eventually be flooded with
misspelled contributor names ("John Doe", "Jonh Doe", "Jon Do", "John


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