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authorThomas Schwinge <>2009-07-28 11:20:46 +0200
committerThomas Schwinge <>2009-07-28 11:20:46 +0200
commitdf32f331eb56392c55e4d8aa59f8914399885496 (patch)
tree2fda42ddf795906c53056ff7baa6a67556166f57 /rules
parent3e2693546860d12d9b6976e173512ac9429fea51 (diff)
rules/source_repositories: Say why merging is good.
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diff --git a/rules/source_repositories.mdwn b/rules/source_repositories.mdwn
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@@ -84,6 +84,10 @@ happen, the copyright of your changes has to be assigned to the Free Software
Foundation; read about the
+It is explicitly encouraged to *merge* changes from working branches into the
+mainline branches (as opposed to *rebase* them on top), as the former mode
+easily allows to determine the context under which a patch has been developed.
# Tags
Equivalent rules apply.