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    SubjectRe: [RFD] Explicitly documenting patch submission
    On Saturday May 22, torvalds@osdl.org wrote:
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    > The plan is to make this very light-weight, and to fit in with how we
    > already pass patches around - just add the sign-off to the end of the
    > explanation part of the patch. That sign-off would be just a single line
    > at the end (possibly after _other_ peoples sign-offs), saying:
    >
    > Signed-off-by: Random J Developer <random@developer.org>
    >

    Sounds straight forward enough.

    I make sure the appropriate line is at the bottom of the changelog
    comment for every patch I submit.
    When I get a patch from someone else that doesn't have their
    Signed-off-by line, I either:
    1/ if it is a trivial patch, just add
    From: Random J Developer <random@developer.org>
    2/ if it is more substantial (using my own personal definition of
    substantial), I ask them to sign it off.

    >
    > Developer's Certificate of Origin 1.0

    If this is version 1.0, then presumably there might be a version X,
    X != 1.0 one day. In that case, should the Signed-off-by: tag indicate
    the Certificate of Origin that they are asserting by reference?
    e.g.
    Signed-off-by: Random J Developer <random@developer.org> (certificate=1.0)
    or maybe
    Origin-certified-1.0-by: Random J Developer <random@developer.org>

    Maybe I'm being too legalistic...

    NeilBrown
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