wiki:Developer/Coding/ThirdPartyCode

Contributing 3rd Party Code

You should retain the original code's licensing and copyright information. Be careful with copyright and code ownership, these things matter. The best approach is to provide an isolated patch that adds all of the code from the 3rd party, and then layer on patches that modify or make use of the 3rd party code. Attempt to minimize changes, and submit patches upstream when possible.

When you have to change the 3rd party code, it is best to provide a clear identification of the change like this, omitting the comments:

/* unmodified code */
#if defined(__rtems__)
/* changes made */
#endif
/* unmodified code */

This approach helps to minimize code review, identify very clearly the origin of source code, and eases maintenance in case of updating the 3rd party code.

Last modified on Apr 9, 2016 at 9:04:34 PM Last modified on Apr 9, 2016, 9:04:34 PM