Delete ChangeLog files Was :Re: ChangeLog change to .ChangeLog

Thomas Doerfler Thomas.Doerfler at
Wed Mar 6 17:44:20 UTC 2013


Am 06.03.2013 18:34, schrieb Ralf Corsepius:
> On 03/06/2013 04:20 PM, Gedare Bloom wrote:
>> If the ChangeLog entry text is by and large replicated already in the
>> git log, then I see no reason to keep the files hanging around
>> bit-rotting.
> Again, ... the git-logs are a temporary internal implementation detail,
> the ChangeLog files are legal documents.

Can you elaborate this more clearly? I can't see any legal character in
the changelogs or any RTEMS project files (except the copyright headers
and License statements). Nobody sells RTEMS, nobody assures the features
of RTEMS based on the Changelogs or the git logs. So what exactly do you
mean the "legal"?

> Git is like your employer carrying your working contract's data in their
> internal database - The only document that counts is the version you
> have printed.

Right. But there is no RTEMS contract. At least I did not sign any
(except the copyright stuff which has no special relationship the the



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