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SubjectRe: [patch] Documentation/SubmittingPatches: Reported-by tags and permission
On 02/14/2014 01:30 AM, Dan Carpenter wrote:
> The reported-by text says you have to ask for permission, but that's
> only 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 <>

Acked-by: Randy Dunlap <>


> diff --git a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
> index 26b1e31d5a13..f72ce7803b71 100644
> --- a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
> +++ b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
> @@ -432,12 +432,9 @@ have been included in the discussion
> 14) Using Reported-by:, Tested-by:, Reviewed-by: and Suggested-by:
> -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 is to give credit to people who find bugs and report them.
> +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
> --


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