> We will not use the author field in git to tag it with the patches original author ... we will require that author and committer are always set to the same thing, and we will then credit the author(s) (along with the reviewer(s)) in the commit message
What was the reasoning behind this? Why not retain the original author in the Author field? It's there for a reason. A number of repo analysis tools rely on the field to provide a proper picture contribution-wise.