Author vs Committer
But Git knows two persons:
- the author: the person who originally wrote the code / the patch.
- the committer: the person (project maintainer or core member) who committed the code or applied the patch on behalf of the original author.
You can therefore:
on behalf of another person.
Note that both get credits as an author and as a committer.
Example of workflow between an author and a committer
The patches :
- are generated by the author:
- git format-patch, sent by email, either by copying and pasting,
- or git send-email
- are applied by the committer with either git apply or git am generating a single new commit with a different author and committer.