Re: Importing patches from email, which address?

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Re: Importing patches from email, which address?

Karl Wiberg-2
On 2008-07-28 12:59:24 -0400, Jon Smirl wrote:

> When working with the list of author emails for the kernel, I
> noticed that a lot of the author's email address are from internal
> mail servers. How is the handled in git (stgit, etc..)? Is the
> import using the email From:, would it be better to use Reply-to:?

I believe all relevant tools use the From: header (unless it's
overridden by a From: in the message body). I think this is how Linus
originally wanted it to work -- in the first linux-kernel commit his
e-mail is [hidden email], and I seem to recall him saying
something along the lines of this being a feature: others could see
which machine he commited on, and the e-mail should really be
considered more of a unique identifier than an actual real e-mail
address.

Not sure if the policy has changed since then, though.

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