Proposed revised format for JDK commit messages

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Mon Sep 17 16:48:12 UTC 2018

On 17/09/2018 17:29, Erik Helin wrote:
> There are ways we can record the sponshorship, see my reply further 
> down. Just for my understanding: this only applies to contributions 
> from persons with the "Participant" role [4]? Persons with role 
> "Author" [5] still needs a sponsor but we don't record that 
> sponsorship, right?
It depends on who creates the change-set. Sometimes a contributor with 
Author role will create the change-set themselves and the sponsor will 
do the push. The sponsor will usually have reviewed the change so will 
be listed in the Reviewed-by line but you might find a few cases where 
the sponsor wasn't involved in the review, instead they are just helping 
out. At other times, the sponsor will create the change-set (and so be 
the change-set author) and list the contributor in the Contributed-by 
line today. In general there isn't any specific to contributors with 
Author role here - I can think of a few cases where a Committer or 
Reviewer developed patches that were turned into change-sets and pushed 
by someone else (with the appropriate Contributed-by line of course).


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