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SubjectRe: [RFD] Explicitly documenting patch submission
On Saturday May 22, torvalds@osdl.org wrote:
>
> 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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