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From: Jinpu Wang <jinpu.wang@cloud.ionos.com>
To: Leon Romanovsky <leon@kernel.org>
Cc: Danil Kipnis <danil.kipnis@cloud.ionos.com>,
	Jack Wang <jinpuwang@gmail.com>,
	linux-block@vger.kernel.org, linux-rdma@vger.kernel.org,
	Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>,
	Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>,
	Sagi Grimberg <sagi@grimberg.me>,
	Bart Van Assche <bvanassche@acm.org>,
	Doug Ledford <dledford@redhat.com>,
	rpenyaev@suse.de
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 02/25] rtrs: public interface header to establish RDMA connections
Date: Mon, 23 Dec 2019 11:31:28 +0100
Message-ID: <CAMGffEk_3QYzj6MoSh_06fmvJzvv5qLKJXJ3d-m4oQRhH5ZyGg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20191223080438.GL13335@unreal>

On Mon, Dec 23, 2019 at 9:04 AM Leon Romanovsky <leon@kernel.org> wrote:
>
> On Mon, Dec 23, 2019 at 08:38:54AM +0100, Jinpu Wang wrote:
> > On Sun, Dec 22, 2019 at 8:36 AM Leon Romanovsky <leon@kernel.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Sat, Dec 21, 2019 at 03:27:55PM +0100, Danil Kipnis wrote:
> > > > Hi Leon,
> > > >
> > > > On Sat, Dec 21, 2019 at 11:15 AM Leon Romanovsky <leon@kernel.org> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > Perhaps it is normal practice to write half a company as authors,
> > > > > and I'm wrong in the following, but code authorship is determined by
> > > > > multiple tags in the commit messages.
> > > >
> > > > Different developers contributed to the driver over the last several
> > > > years. Currently they are not working any more on this code. What tags
> > > > in the commit message do you think would be appropriate to give those
> > > > people credit for their work?
> > >
> > > Signed-of-by/Co-developed-../e.t.c
> > >
> > > But honestly without looking in your company contract, I'm pretty sure
> > > that those people are not eligible for special authorship rights and
> > > credits beyond already payed by the employer.
> > >
> > Hi, Leon,
> >
> > Thanks for the suggestion, how about only remove the authors for the
> > new entry, only keep the company copyright?
> > > +/* Copyright (c) 2019 1&1 IONOS SE. All rights reserved.
> > > + * Authors: Jack Wang <jinpu.wang@cloud.ionos.com>
> > > + *          Danil Kipnis <danil.kipnis@cloud.ionos.com>
> > > + *          Guoqing Jiang <guoqing.jiang@cloud.ionos.com>
> > > + *          Lutz Pogrell <lutz.pogrell@cloud.ionos.com>
> > > + */
> >
> > The older entries were there, I think it's not polite to remove them.
>
> From our point of view, this is brand new code and it doesn't matter how
> many internal iterations you had prior submission. If you want to be
> polite, your company shall issue official press release and mention
> all those names there as main contributors for RTRS success.
>
> You can find a lot of examples of "Authors:" in the kernel code, but
> they one of two: code from pre-git era or copy/paste multiplied by
> cargo cult.
>
> Thanks
>
Ok, will only keep the copyright lines, and remove Authors.

Thanks

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Thread overview: 45+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-12-20 15:50 [PATCH v5 00/25] RTRS (former IBTRS) rdma transport library and the corresponding RNBD (former IBNBD) rdma network block device Jack Wang
2019-12-20 15:50 ` [PATCH v5 01/25] sysfs: export sysfs_remove_file_self() Jack Wang
2019-12-20 16:26   ` Jinpu Wang
2019-12-20 15:50 ` [PATCH v5 02/25] rtrs: public interface header to establish RDMA connections Jack Wang
2019-12-21 10:15   ` Leon Romanovsky
2019-12-21 14:27     ` Danil Kipnis
2019-12-22  7:36       ` Leon Romanovsky
2019-12-23  7:38         ` Jinpu Wang
2019-12-23  8:04           ` Leon Romanovsky
2019-12-23 10:31             ` Jinpu Wang [this message]
2019-12-20 15:50 ` [PATCH v5 03/25] rtrs: private headers with rtrs protocol structs and helpers Jack Wang
2019-12-20 15:50 ` [PATCH v5 04/25] rtrs: core: lib functions shared between client and server modules Jack Wang
2019-12-20 15:50 ` [PATCH v5 05/25] rtrs: client: private header with client structs and functions Jack Wang
2019-12-20 15:50 ` [PATCH v5 06/25] rtrs: client: main functionality Jack Wang
2019-12-20 15:50 ` [PATCH v5 07/25] rtrs: client: statistics functions Jack Wang
2019-12-20 15:50 ` [PATCH v5 08/25] rtrs: client: sysfs interface functions Jack Wang
2019-12-20 15:50 ` [PATCH v5 09/25] rtrs: server: private header with server structs and functions Jack Wang
2019-12-20 15:50 ` [PATCH v5 10/25] rtrs: server: main functionality Jack Wang
2019-12-20 15:50 ` [PATCH v5 11/25] rtrs: server: statistics functions Jack Wang
2019-12-20 15:50 ` [PATCH v5 12/25] rtrs: server: sysfs interface functions Jack Wang
2019-12-20 15:50 ` [PATCH v5 13/25] rtrs: include client and server modules into kernel compilation Jack Wang
2019-12-20 15:50 ` [PATCH v5 14/25] rtrs: a bit of documentation Jack Wang
2019-12-20 15:50 ` [PATCH v5 15/25] rnbd: private headers with rnbd protocol structs and helpers Jack Wang
2019-12-20 15:51 ` [PATCH v5 16/25] rnbd: client: private header with client structs and functions Jack Wang
2019-12-20 15:51 ` [PATCH v5 17/25] rnbd: client: main functionality Jack Wang
2019-12-20 15:51 ` [PATCH v5 18/25] rnbd: client: sysfs interface functions Jack Wang
2019-12-20 15:51 ` [PATCH v5 19/25] rnbd: server: private header with server structs and functions Jack Wang
2019-12-20 15:51 ` [PATCH v5 20/25] rnbd: server: main functionality Jack Wang
2019-12-20 15:51 ` [PATCH v5 21/25] rnbd: server: functionality for IO submission to file or block dev Jack Wang
2019-12-20 15:51 ` [PATCH v5 22/25] rnbd: server: sysfs interface functions Jack Wang
2019-12-23  8:14   ` Leon Romanovsky
2019-12-23  8:33     ` Jinpu Wang
2019-12-20 15:51 ` [PATCH v5 23/25] rnbd: include client and server modules into kernel compilation Jack Wang
2019-12-20 15:51 ` [PATCH v5 24/25] rnbd: a bit of documentation Jack Wang
2019-12-20 15:51 ` [PATCH v5 25/25] MAINTAINERS: Add maintainers for RNBD/RTRS modules Jack Wang
2019-12-22  9:55   ` Gal Pressman
2019-12-23  7:20     ` Jinpu Wang
2019-12-21 10:17 ` [PATCH v5 00/25] RTRS (former IBTRS) rdma transport library and the corresponding RNBD (former IBNBD) rdma network block device Leon Romanovsky
2020-01-02 18:18 ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-01-03 12:39   ` Jinpu Wang
2020-01-03 16:28     ` Bart Van Assche
2020-01-06 17:07       ` Jinpu Wang
2020-01-07 10:56         ` Jinpu Wang
2020-01-16 16:41           ` Bart Van Assche
2020-01-16 16:46             ` Jinpu Wang

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