[PATCH] doc: Note strong recommendation to use S-o-b in contributions

Bryce Harrington bryce at osg.samsung.com
Fri Mar 4 18:50:23 UTC 2016

Signed-off-by: Bryce Harrington <bryce at osg.samsung.com>
 doc/Contributing | 9 +++++++++
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)

diff --git a/doc/Contributing b/doc/Contributing
index fe90614..65565dc 100644
--- a/doc/Contributing
+++ b/doc/Contributing
@@ -30,6 +30,15 @@ cope with the way git log presents them.
 See [2] for a recommend reading on writing commit messages.
+Your patches should also include a Signed-off-by line with your name and
+email address.  If you're not the patch's original author, you should
+also gather S-o-b's by them (and/or whomever gave the patch to you.) The
+significance of this is that it certifies that you created the patch,
+that it was created under an appropriate open source license, or
+provided to you under those terms.  This lets us indicate a chain of
+responsibility for the copyright status of the code.
+We won't reject patches that lack S-o-b, but it is strongly recommended.
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