[ovs-dev] [PATCH RFC] SubmittingPatches: document the use of DCO

Chris Wright chrisw at sous-sol.org
Fri Dec 9 20:40:38 UTC 2011

This adds the Developer's Certificate of Origin to SubmittingPatches
to document the requirement to add Signed-off-by to patches.

Signed-off-by: Chris Wright <chrisw at sous-sol.org>
 SubmittingPatches |   51 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 files changed, 51 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/SubmittingPatches b/SubmittingPatches
index 280f11e..184ab77 100644
--- a/SubmittingPatches
+++ b/SubmittingPatches
@@ -98,6 +98,52 @@ authorship in the repository.  If others contributed to the patch, but
 are not the main authors, then please credit them as part of the
 description (e.g. "Thanks to Bob J. User for reporting this bug.").
+Please sign off on the patch as a submitter, and be sure to have the
+author(s) sign off for patches that you did not author.
+Simply include your name and email address as the last line of the commit
+messge before any comments (and author too, if that is not you):
+Signed-off-by: Author Name <author.name at email.address...>
+Signed-off-by: Submitter Name <submitter.name at email.address...>
+By doing this, you are agreeing to the Developer's Certificate of Origin
+(see below for more details).
+Developer's Certificate of Origin
+To help track the author of a patch as well as the submission chain,
+and be clear that the developer has authority to submit a patch for
+inclusion in openvswitch please sign off your work.  The sign off
+certifies the following:
+    Developer's Certificate of Origin 1.1
+    By making a contribution to this project, I certify that:
+    (a) The contribution was created in whole or in part by me and I
+        have the right to submit it under the open source license
+        indicated in the file; or
+    (b) The contribution is based upon previous work that, to the best
+        of my knowledge, is covered under an appropriate open source
+        license and I have the right under that license to submit that
+        work with modifications, whether created in whole or in part
+        by me, under the same open source license (unless I am
+        permitted to submit under a different license), as indicated
+        in the file; or
+    (c) The contribution was provided directly to me by some other
+        person who certified (a), (b) or (c) and I have not modified
+        it.
+    (d) I understand and agree that this project and the contribution
+        are public and that a record of the contribution (including all
+        personal information I submit with it, including my sign-off) is
+        maintained indefinitely and may be redistributed consistent with
+        this project or the open source license(s) involved.
@@ -146,7 +192,12 @@ eliminated, so this commit eliminates the restriction too.
 This change is also a cleanup in that it eliminates one form of the
 vswitch's dependence on specifics of the dpif implementation.
+Signed-off-by: Ben Pfaff <blp at nicira.com>
+Note: the Signed-off-by is not in the original commit, just added here
+for illustration.
  vswitchd/bridge.c               |   23 +++++------------------
  vswitchd/ovs-vswitchd.conf.5.in |    3 +--
  2 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 20 deletions(-)

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