[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 6/6] docs: mention when and how one should be added as an author

Michael Niedermayer michaelni at gmx.at
Sun Sep 28 04:08:54 CEST 2014

On Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 01:31:30AM +0200, James Darnley wrote:
> This addresses point 13 from the mplayer patches text file.  Discussion about
> removing a link to this document can be found in the thread on ffmpeg-devel
> titled: [PATCH] web/contact: replace MPlayer guidelines link
> ---
>  doc/developer.texi | 5 +++++
>  1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)
> diff --git a/doc/developer.texi b/doc/developer.texi
> index 1ec7045..1ae7541 100644
> --- a/doc/developer.texi
> +++ b/doc/developer.texi
> @@ -410,6 +410,11 @@ Finally, comments must be in English.
>  Don't expect to be given write access straight away. If you show yourself to be
>  a regular and reliable contributor or if you wish to be a maintainer you will be
>  offered write access.
> +
> + at item
> +If you make a non-trivial contribution and wish to be listed as an author in the
> +copyright header of a file, please include that change. It can be a separate
> +patch if you are submitting a series of patches or if you change several files.
>  @end enumerate

LGTM but it feels very obvious so iam not sure it improve the signal
to noise ratio of the policy, maybe if this is added it could be
moved to an other place of the docs

Michael     GnuPG fingerprint: 9FF2128B147EF6730BADF133611EC787040B0FAB

While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there
will be no State. -- Vladimir Lenin
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