Hi Ohloh team,
it would be nice if one could claim the ownership of some commits (on a per commit basis).
Use case: contributing patches from time to time to a project, without having write access to the repository. Some VCS (darcs, git) will keep the author's name, if the patch is applied as-is by upstream, but others will not.
I guess this is low priority, and not easy to integrate, but still I hope you will consider the idea eventually.
I agree: this is a good feature idea. It's one we've been hoping to implement for quite a while. Many projects restrict committer access, so all of the work ends up looking like it was done by one or two maintainers.
Sadly, it will probably be a long time before we can find the resources to make this happen, but it is something we're thinking about.
Hi, I just wanted to throw in some support for this issue. This is a frustrating aspect when providing patches to projects using SVN and CVS.
Just a "me too".
definitely interested in this, even though it's understandably not high priority. any updates on finding resources for it?
I would like this too, I periodically contribute individual large commits to a project where credit goes to me in the commit details but the actual commit is done by someone else. It would be really nice to have these attributed properly.