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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Apache requirements for commit message for contributed code
Date Wed, 21 Nov 2007 20:12:54 GMT
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

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  


Craig Russell
Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System
408 276-5638
P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!

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