Can I submit patches from my colleagues?

Hossein Nourikhah hossein at
Wed Aug 11 04:14:54 UTC 2021

Hello Jeff,

On Thu, Aug 5, 2021 at 4:17 PM Jeff Huang <jeff at> 
> Can I submit patches from my colleagues to LibreOffice Gerrit?
> This is our company license statement:
> If I can do this, how can I do? Thank you.

Yes, you can submit the patches from your colleagues. There are two 

1. Submit patches by yourself on behalf of them with your own email 
address, and add this note in the commit description:

Co-authored-by: ... (Other person's name and email address)

2. Add multiple addresses to your Gerrit account, and submit the patches 
using the email address you want. This is OK as long as the other email 
is available in your Gerrit account. Every email address should be 
verified by the owner.

On the other hand, we would be happy to see the people submit their 
patches by themselves. The disadvantage of using a proxy for sending 
patches is that there would be an indirect communication between the 
reviewer(s) and the author. As you know, the author should get involved 
in the submission process to do the changes and fixes suggested by the 
reviewers before the submission is accepted and merged.


Hossein Nourikhah, Ph.D.
Developer Community Architect
The Document Foundation (TDF)
Email: hossein at
IRC:   hossein at libreoffice-dev room in LiberaChat Network

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