Re: Cosmetic JFFS patch.

From: Linus Torvalds (
Date: Thu Jun 28 2001 - 12:26:11 EST

On Thu, 28 Jun 2001, Alan Cox wrote:
> > As to the credit argument: put your copyright at the top of the source
> > file. The people who care and matter will see it. And do NOT hide the
> > copyright with reams of changelog information. Put that in a separate file
> > if you must.
> Managers at places like Cisco see boot messages and it gets into
> their brains. They certainly don't all read the source code.

I agree that they won't read the sources.

HOWEVER, it's also clearly unworkable to have everybody list their name,
This is what we have MAINTAINERS and CREDITS for.

Quote frankly, I doubt "managers" read the boot messages. They tend to ask
engineers who is responsible. I know I look in the MAINTAINERS file first,
then in the actual source code (some people don't want to be listed as
maintainers), and I don't think I've ever looked at a boot message on who
to worry about.


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