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Re: [PATCH, committed, AVR] Change my email address
On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 10:27 PM, Joseph S. Myers
> On Sat, 23 May 2009, Denis Chertykov wrote:
>> 2009-05-23 ?Denis Chertykov ?<email@example.com>
>> ? ? ? * config/avr/avr.c: Change my email address.
>> ? ? ? ? * config/avr/avr.h: Likewise.
>> ? ? ? ? * config/avr/avr.md: Likewise.
>> ? ? ? ? * config/avr/avr-protos.h: Likewise.
>> ? ? ? ? * config/avr/libgcc.S: Likewise.
> Examining source files shows that many if not most email addresses are out
> of date there - that they tend to show the address when a file was
> contributed rather than aiming to show a current one.
> I'm inclined to say that source files should not be giving email addresses
> for contributors at all, that MAINTAINERS is the place to keep up-to-date
> addresses and that the ChangeLogs are the place to keep the address
> someone had when contributing a file or a change to a file.
It's often that the e-mail address at the time of contribution implicitly
mentions the affiliation of the contributor that is often the "real"
contributor of the code.