About some git repositories
daniel at fooishbar.org
Thu Dec 20 05:22:11 PST 2007
On Wed, Dec 19, 2007 at 04:05:34PM -0600, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> How is this fixed in git history to show the correct person's name and
> email address? (It is in the ChangeLog.)
It isn't. You don't rewrite history, full stop.
> And does git have some configuration to disallow an Author named "root"?
Yes, the hook could be pretty trivially fixed.
> I read that another popular open source project was compromised by an
> attacker who used a committer's compromised account.
This is nothing to do with a compromise. It's just people who, for some
reason, do _everything_ as root. Including coding and committing. I
believe the evdev driver has some commits as root, too.
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