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bug#9847: [PATCH 3/3] maint: use gnulib's gitlog-to-changelog instead of
Gary V. Vaughan
bug#9847: [PATCH 3/3] maint: use gnulib's gitlog-to-changelog instead of a ChangeLog file.
Tue, 1 Nov 2011 21:36:14 +0700
[[Cc: Karl and Jim as they are involved in the other discussion too.]]
Hi Bob, Peter,
On 1 Nov 2011, at 21:14, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
> On Mon, 31 Oct 2011, Peter Rosin wrote:
>> Sorry for the late response, but *all* relevant info from the ChangeLog is
>> generally *not* included in the git commit message. E.g. commit 72266fce
>> "docs: improve description of -no-undefined." where the mention of
>> co-author Matěj Týč is thrown out the window by this change.
> Loss of this sort of information is indeed a significant concern since the
> FSF "publishes" the software (with each FSF package being registered with the
> US copyright office) and the ChangeLog file is a formal part of that
> publication. Submission of changesets into a shared repository is unlikely
> to constitute legal publication in most countries. The FSF needs to keep
> track of every contributor in order to be able to defend the package's
> copyright status.
Strongly agreed, and apologies for not thinking of that myself.
While suffering from patchy Internet and electricity due to the severe flooding
in Bangkok right now, I used the time to write some patches to remedy this
issue at source:
Please direct further comment to one or other of those threads where the right
people will see them.
Gary V. Vaughan (gary AT gnu DOT org)