Pull requests are highly appreciated and most of them get applied. However, you must sign-off your code so that you certify that your contributions is compatible with the license of this project (which is the Apache Public License 2). The sign-off also certifies that you wrote it or otherwise have the right to pass it on as an open-source patch under the APL 2. The rules are simple: if you can certify the below (from developercertificate.org):
Developer Certificate of Origin Version 1.1 Copyright (C) 2004, 2006 The Linux Foundation and its contributors. 660 York Street, Suite 102, San Francisco, CA 94110 USA Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not allowed. Developer's Certificate of Origin 1.1 By making a contribution to this project, I certify that: (a) The contribution was created in whole or in part by me and I have the right to submit it under the open source license indicated in the file; or (b) The contribution is based upon previous work that, to the best of my knowledge, is covered under an appropriate open source license and I have the right under that license to submit that work with modifications, whether created in whole or in part by me, under the same open source license (unless I am permitted to submit under a different license), as indicated in the file; or (c) The contribution was provided directly to me by some other person who certified (a), (b) or (c) and I have not modified it. (d) I understand and agree that this project and the contribution are public and that a record of the contribution (including all personal information I submit with it, including my sign-off) is maintained indefinitely and may be redistributed consistent with this project or the open source license(s) involved.
then you just add a line to every git commit message:
Signed-off-by: Joe Smith <email@example.com>
with your real name (first and last name)
If you set your
user.email git configs, you can sign your
commit automatically with
git commit -s. If you forgot this you can
git commit -s --amend to add this in retrospective for the last commit.
If you need to sign-off multiple commits within a branch, you need to to do an interactive
git rebase -i. A nice shortcut for signing off every commit in a branch can
be provided with this alias
which you can put into your
[alias] # Usage: git signoff-rebase [base-commit] signoff-rebase = "!EDITOR='sed -i -re s/^pick/e/' sh -c 'git rebase -i $1 && while test -f .git/rebase-merge/interactive; do git commit --amend --signoff --no-edit && git rebase --continue; done' -" # Ideally we would use GIT_SEQUENCE_EDITOR in the above instead of EDITOR but that's not supported for git < 1.7.8.
When sending pull request we prefer that to be a single commit. So please squash your commits
with an interactive rebase before sending the pull request. Also, your pull request should be
rebased to the current branch
integration. All this is nicely explained here.
Said all this, don't hesitate to ask when there are any problems or you have an issue with this process.