Git Series Discussion

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Git Series Discussion


How do we enable collaboration on patch series?

Our development models support incredible collaboration on software, but each individual patch series tends to have one developer. Our tools tend to encode our processes, and our processes affect our software structure; how can we improve our tools to support collaboration on patch series?

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  • Jon Loeliger



    When Jon grows up, he will do something incredible. In the meantime, he’s spent a lifetime doing random things. After growing up in Japan, he did a double tour through Purdue and received a BS and MS in Computer Science.

    Fat lot of good that did, as he then landed in one programming job after another. First Convex for years implementing compilers that could do automatic vectorization, parallelization and inter-procedural transformations. He tried his hand writing client-server code to do Healthcare messaging system integration stuff. And then a bunch of network installation, database and web goo.

    During the Dot Bomb Era, Wifi and wireless AP design took its toll on Jon as he discovered that Spokane WA was a desert, figuratively and literally.

    But that set the stage for a move to Austin Texas where he embarked on some PowerPC Kernel and U-Boot programming. It was an easy slide into Git from there. Hitting rock bottom, he wrote “Version Control with Git” published by O’Reilly Media.

    Then, climbing back toward civilization, he wrote ports to ARM SoCs for 6 years and two companies, one died in a startup collapse, the other was soul sucking.

    These days, Jon makes beer and wine, and develops products for Netgate.

  • Josh


    Josh Triplett hacks on system software, including the Linux kernel, BITS, X, Git, Sparse, Debian, and Chrome OS. Josh enjoys using software for unconventional purposes, such as running Python in GRUB2 to test BIOS (

    Josh has previously presented at Kernel Summit,, Linux Plumbers Conference, LinuxCon, RustConf, PyCon, Open Source Bridge, and the USENIX Annual Technical Conference.

    Josh works for the Intel Open Source Technology Center (OTC). (Not speaking for Intel.)