[quagga-dev 12186] Re: [PATCH 3/3] HACKING: COMMIT MESSAGE should give author/copyright details + required reading

Paul Jakma paul at jakma.org
Mon Apr 27 17:18:32 BST 2015

On Mon, 27 Apr 2015, Paul Jakma wrote:

> On Mon, 27 Apr 2015, David Lamparter wrote:
>>  There is no consensus (neither on -dev nor on maintainers@) on the
>>  procedural approach and licensing handling this patch tries to describe.
> Which bits do you object to exactly?
> Surely not all of it?

Oh, the aims of it were:

- Add a "REQUIRED READING" section up-front, to summarise the absolute
   "musts" and other important information contributors need to know.

   At the moment such info is inter-mingled with less important stuff and
   rationale throughout the doc, so such a section seems a good idea.

- Make it clear contributors are responsible for documenting all legal
   claims, and technical dependencies introduced, beyond the implicitly
   obvious. This seems generally sensible.

- Make it clear what the licensing requirements are for contributors,
   from what is (in my view) already implicit from the various copyright
   notices in Quagga.

I suspect you only have an issue with one of those things (least, that I'm 
aware of)?

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