+1 to remove via; who actually pushed the change is (or should be)
unimportant, and is easily derived from git history if we really do ever
need it.

Your ideas will go further if you don't insist on going with them ;)

Mike McCandless


On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 8:47 PM, Robert Muir <rcm...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I raised this issue a few years ago, and no consensus was reached [1]
> I'm asking if we can take the time to revisit the issue. Back then it
> was subversion days, and you had "patch-uploaders" and "contributors".
> With git now, I believe the situation is even a bit more extreme,
> because the committer is the contributor and the lucene "committer"
> was really the "pusher".
> On the other hand, there were some reasons against removing this
> before. In particular some mentioned that it conveyed meaning about
> who might be the best person to ping about a particular area of the
> code. If this is still the case, I'd ask that we discuss alternative
> ways that it could be accomplished (such as wiki page perhaps
> linked-to HowToContribute that ppl can edit).
> I wrote a new summary/argument inline, but see the linked thread for
> the previous discussion:
> In the past CHANGES.txt entries from a contributor have also had the
> name of the committer with a 'via' entry.
> e.g.:
> LUCENE-1234: optimized FooBar. (Jane Doe via Joe Schmoe).
> I propose we stop adding the committer name (via Joe Schmoe). It seems
> to diminish the value of the contribution. It reminds me of a
> professor adding a second author by default or something like that. If
> someone really wants to know who committed the change, I think its
> fair that they look at version control history?
> 1. http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/lucene-dev/201206.
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