Every day we scan commits on the upstream master branch for every project registered here and update the state of patches for which we find a matching commit. When a patch is changed before being committed upstream, though, we may not find the matching commit, so some patches have to be updated manually.
Because this website went live on that month and engineers were then encouraged to go through their patches (including the ones submitted in previous months) and mark the ones that had been accepted upstream but were not picked up by our automated mechanism.
Only patches that come from an @linaro.org address are included in our statistics. If for any reason you cannot send patches using your @linaro.org address, you can specify it in the body of the email using the format understood by git-am.
No, patches that match any of the following conditions are not included in our statistics:
We use the date in which the patch was committed on the upstream's master branch as the acceptance date. For patches whose state is updated manually, though, we use the date of the state change.