Posted May 24, 2004 4:02 UTC (Mon) by leandro
In reply to: Not easier
Parent article: Linus on documenting patch provenance
> that would require a LOT more
paperwork than a maintainer adding a single line to the patch
description [...] Linus is trying to track the path a patch takes, not who owns it.
The copy rights assignment thing automatically takes care of the path -- the person assigning the copy rights implicitly states he owns the code, so any misappropriation responsibily is pushed over to the contributor. Who BTW also gets properly identified.
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