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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] net: add new QCA alx ethernet driver
    On Thu, 2012-08-09 at 10:54 -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
    > On Thu, Aug 09, 2012 at 06:49:25AM +0000, Ren, Cloud wrote:
    > > Luis has ever asked joe for adding as a Signed-off-by.
    > I'm curious, did Luis ask on list or off?

    Off vger lists with some qca list or exploder added.

    > The Signed-off tag has some legal bindings (all other tags are for
    > credit/info only). It is that person saying that the changes they made
    > to a patch are theirs and are giving the right to distribute it.

    I believe I posted all patches I signed-off to vger lists.

    > The sign-off is a simple line at the end of the explanation for the
    > patch, which certifies that you wrote it or otherwise have the right to
    > pass it on as an open-source patch.
    > Joe, If you actually modified part of the code in the patch, you do have
    > the right to add a signed-off-by tag. If you just made suggestions or
    > reviewed, then a 'Suggested-by' or 'Reviewed-by' tag would be more
    > appropriate.

    Yes, I sent signed-off patches to their original RFC submission
    (back last year?). To me, this single large patch is like a
    snapshot of a git tree and not all contributors to that git
    tree should be noted as signers of the entire thing.

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