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SubjectRe: [PATCH] net: add new QCA alx ethernet driver
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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.
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> 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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