[ovs-dev] [PATCH] faq: Add explanation of Signed-off-by.
gvrose8192 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 16:57:44 UTC 2018
On 7/24/2018 4:46 PM, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> Suitable for cutting and pasting into explanatory emails.
> Signed-off-by: Ben Pfaff <blp at ovn.org>
> Documentation/faq/contributing.rst | 28 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> 1 file changed, 28 insertions(+)
> diff --git a/Documentation/faq/contributing.rst b/Documentation/faq/contributing.rst
> index d5226f4f7f7b..cfc9cf7b5035 100644
> --- a/Documentation/faq/contributing.rst
> +++ b/Documentation/faq/contributing.rst
> @@ -93,3 +93,31 @@ Q: How do I add support for a new OpenFlow error message?
> the file for details. If you need to add an OpenFlow vendor extension
> error for a vendor that doesn't yet have any, first add the vendor ID to
> the ``<name>_VENDOR_ID`` list in ``include/openflow/openflow-common.h``.
> +Q: What's a Signed-off-by and how do I provide one?
> + A: Free and open source software projects usually require a contributor to
> + provide some assurance that they're entitled to contribute the code that
> + they provide. Some projects, for example, do this with a Contributor
> + License Agreement (CLA) or a copyright assignment that is signed on paper
> + or electronically.
> + For this purpose, Open vSwitch has adopted something called the Developer's
> + Certificate of Origin (DCO), which is also used by the Linux kernel and
> + originated there. Informally stated, agreeing to the DCO is the
> + developer's way of attesting that a particular commit that they are
> + contributing is one that they are allowed to contribute. You should visit
> + https://developercertificate.org/ to read the full statement of the DCO,
> + which is less than 200 words long.
> + To certify compliance with the Developer's Certificate of Origin for a
> + particular commit, just add the following line to the end of your commit
> + message, properly substituting your name and email address:
> + Signed-off-by: Firstname Lastname <email at example.org>
> + Git has special support for adding a Signed-off-by line to a commit
> + message: when you run "git commit", just add the -s option, as in "git
> + commit -s". If you use the "git citool" GUI for commits, you can add a
> + Signed-off-by line to the commit message by pressing Control+S. Other Git
> + user interfaces may provide similar support.
Reviewed-by: Greg Rose <gvrose8192 at gmail.com>
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