[Python-checkins] devguide: Don't ask contributors to add themselves to Misc/ACKS, it is the core
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Sat Jun 1 21:21:39 CEST 2013
user: Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net>
date: Sat Jun 01 21:21:31 2013 +0200
Don't ask contributors to add themselves to Misc/ACKS, it is the core developer's job.
(as discussed on core-mentorship, with Nick's and Terry's approval)
patch.rst | 38 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----------
1 files changed, 27 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)
diff --git a/patch.rst b/patch.rst
@@ -74,17 +74,6 @@
Fifth, proper :ref:`documentation <documenting>`
additions/changes should be included.
-Sixth, if you are not already in the ``Misc/ACKS`` file then add your name. If
-you have taken the time to diagnose a problem, invent a solution, code it up,
-and submit a patch you deserve to be recognized as having contributed to
-Python. This also means you need to fill out a `contributor form`_ which
-allows the `Python Software Foundation`_ to license your code for use with
-Python (you retain the copyright).
-.. _contributor form: http://www.python.org/psf/contrib/
-.. _Python Software Foundation: http://www.python.org/psf/
@@ -113,6 +102,24 @@
**single, condensed** patch rather than a series of several changesets.
+For non-trivial changes, we must have your formal approval for distributing
+your work under the `PSF license`_. Therefore, you need to fill out a
+`contributor form`_ which allows the `Python Software Foundation`_ to
+license your code for use with Python (you retain the copyright).
+ You only have to sign this document once, it will then apply to all
+ your further contributions to Python.
+.. _PSF license: http://docs.python.org/3.4/license.html#terms-and-conditions-for-accessing-or-otherwise-using-python
+.. _contributor form: http://www.python.org/psf/contrib/
+.. _Python Software Foundation: http://www.python.org/psf/
@@ -166,3 +173,12 @@
with the next major release of Python. It may also be backported to older
versions of Python as a bugfix if the core developer doing the commit believes
it is warranted.
+Non-trivial contributions are credited in the ``Misc/ACKS`` file (and, most
+often, in a contribution's ``Misc/NEWS`` entry as well). This is something
+the core developer will do when committing your patch, you don't have to
+propose the addition by yourself.
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