Two examples to look at: security advisories and newspaper bylines.
Vendor security advisories are good at crediting the person who reported a security bug -- why
not something similar for anyone who runs a "git bisect" session that results in a fix, or
builds and tests a patch?
The old-school newspaper rule is that if you see a byline of "Mary Example and Joe Random"
then Mary was the one on-scene telling about the events to Joe, who actually wrote the copy.
Maybe the kernel could do something similar for lengthy troubleshooting sessions.
(And credit all whitespace fixes to firstname.lastname@example.org and all spelling fixes to