Proposed revised format for JDK commit messages

Phil Race philip.race at
Mon Sep 17 16:59:07 UTC 2018

On 9/17/2018 9:48 AM, Alan Bateman wrote:
> 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. 

Can that practice stay the same with git ?


> 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).
> -Alan

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