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Sponsored by: in commit messages
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Stefan Bethke
2018-10-11 15:52:17 UTC
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Hi there,

I just had another update to a port that I maintain committed. Thanks for that!

However, the commit message contains a Sponsored by line. I'm not sponsored by that company, and neither is the upstream project, AFAICT.

What is the significance of this line?

The port update was mainly mechanical, although it included adding a vuxml entry. At any rate, the submission contained a more specifc entry for vuxml than what got committed. So I'm wondering what the sponsoring actually entails.

From what I have observed over the years, Sponsored by has often indicated significant contributions to important subsystems. Is this impression misguided? Does it simply indicate that the committer working on that commit on sponsored time, no matter the amount of work?


Stefan
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Ian Lepore
2018-10-11 15:55:37 UTC
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Post by Stefan Bethke
Hi there,
I just had another update to a port that I maintain committed. Thanks for that!
However, the commit message contains a Sponsored by line. I'm not
sponsored by that company, and neither is the upstream project,
AFAICT.
What is the significance of this line?
The port update was mainly mechanical, although it included adding a
vuxml entry. At any rate, the submission contained a more specifc
entry for vuxml than what got committed. So I'm wondering what the
sponsoring actually entails.
From what I have observed over the years, Sponsored by has often
indicated significant contributions to important subsystems. Is this
impression misguided? Does it simply indicate that the committer
working on that commit on sponsored time, no matter the amount of
work?
Stefan
My guess would be that the committer does much of their work for a
company or organization and has customized a local commit-message
template to include the sponsor line automatically.

-- Ian

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