The introductory text in the "long version" talks about the origin
of this document with "I started ...", but it is unclear who that I
is, and more importantly, it is not interesting how it was started.

Just state the purpose of the document to help readers decide if it
is releavant to them.

Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
 Documentation/SubmittingPatches | 10 ++--------
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
index c34c9d1..b9fd182 100644
--- a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
+++ b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
@@ -60,14 +60,8 @@ Checklist (and a short version for the impatient):
 Long version:
-I started reading over the SubmittingPatches document for Linux
-kernel, primarily because I wanted to have a document similar to
-it for the core GIT to make sure people understand what they are
-doing when they write "Signed-off-by" line.
-But the patch submission requirements are a lot more relaxed
-here on the technical/contents front, because the core GIT is
-thousand times smaller ;-).  So here is only the relevant bits.
+Here are some guidelines for people who want to contribute their code
+to this software.
 (0) Decide what to base your work on.

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