On 05/08/2016 07:07 PM, Kent Fredric wrote: > On 9 May 2016 at 05:03, Alexis Ballier <aball...@gentoo.org> wrote: >> I was under the impression that merging is needed in order to preserve >> commit signatures when e.g. merging someone else's work. > > > Correct, but if the person applying the commits to tree is in fact > reviewing them as they go, then the fact they re-sign it with their > own signature > ( and changing the commits "Committed by" in the process ) pretty much > means the chain of custody is preserved.
And it is a requirement in particular in the case where the author is not a gentoo dev as the certificate used for the signature otherwise isn't recognized. The committing developer will need to have a local framework in place for certificate validation to ensure that the author is authentic, after that the committing author is responsible for all behavior of the commit. -- Kristian Fiskerstrand OpenPGP certificate reachable at hkp://pool.sks-keyservers.net fpr:94CB AFDD 3034 5109 5618 35AA 0B7F 8B60 E3ED FAE3
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