SZEDER Gábor <szeder....@gmail.com> writes: > On Tue, Oct 08, 2019 at 09:49:35AM +0200, Toon Claes wrote: >> Add support to provide the Co-author when committing. For each >> co-author provided with --coauthor=<coauthor>, a line is added at the >> bottom of the commit message, like this: >> >> Co-authored-by: <coauthor> >> >> It's a common practice use when pairing up with other people and both >> authors want to in the commit message. > > I wonder how we are supposed to use this trailer in the Git project, > in particular in combination with Signed-off-by. Should all > (co)authors sign off as well? Or will Co-authored-by imply > Signed-off-by?
I think we have been happy with (1) a comment at the end of the log message that says X worked together with Y and Z to produce this patch, and (2) the trailer block that has S-o-b: from X, Y and Z, without any need for Co-authored-by: trailer so far, and I do not see any reason to change it in this project. If other projects wants to use such a footer, that's their choice, but I am fairly negative to the idea to open the gate to unbounded number of new options for new trailer lines. We do not even have such options like --acked=<acker>, --reported=<reporter>, for the trailers that are actively used already (and to make sure nobody misunderstands, I do not think it is a good idea to add such individual options). Thanks.