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authorDan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@oracle.com>2014-10-29 10:01:36 (GMT)
committerJonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>2014-10-29 12:56:46 (GMT)
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Documentation/SubmittingPatches: Reported-by tags and permission
The reported-by text says you have to ask for permission, but that should only be if the bug was reported in private. These days the standard is to always give reported-by credit or it's considered a bit rude. Signed-off-by: Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>
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14) Using Reported-by:, Tested-by:, Reviewed-by:, Suggested-by: and Fixes:
-If this patch fixes a problem reported by somebody else, consider adding a
-Reported-by: tag to credit the reporter for their contribution. Please
-note that this tag should not be added without the reporter's permission,
-especially if the problem was not reported in a public forum. That said,
-if we diligently credit our bug reporters, they will, hopefully, be
-inspired to help us again in the future.
+The Reported-by tag gives credit to people who find bugs and report them and it
+hopefully inspires them to help us again in the future. Please note that if
+the bug was reported in private, then ask for permission first before using the
+Reported-by tag.
A Tested-by: tag indicates that the patch has been successfully tested (in
some environment) by the person named. This tag informs maintainers that