DCO Sign Off
All contributors to the project retain copyright to their work, but must only submit work which they have the rights to submit.
We require all contributors to acknowledge that they have the rights to the code they're contributing
by signing their commits in git using a "DCO Sign Off". Note that this is different to "commit signing"
using something like PGP or
Any copyright notices in a cert-manager repo should specify the authors as "The cert-manager Authors".
To sign your work, pass the
--signoff option to
git commit or
# Sign off a commit as you're making itgit commit --signoff -m"my commit"# Add a signoff to the last commit you madegit commit --amend --signoff# Rebase your branch against master and sign off every commit in your branchgit rebase --signoff master
This will add a line similar to the following at the end of your commit:
Signed-off-by: Joe Bloggs <firstname.lastname@example.org>
By signing off a commit you're stating that you certify the following:
Developer Certificate of OriginVersion 1.1Copyright (C) 2004, 2006 The Linux Foundation and its contributors.1 Letterman DriveSuite D4700San Francisco, CA, 94129Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of thislicense document, but changing it is not allowed.Developer's Certificate of Origin 1.1By making a contribution to this project, I certify that:(a) The contribution was created in whole or in part by me and Ihave the right to submit it under the open source licenseindicated in the file; or(b) The contribution is based upon previous work that, to the bestof my knowledge, is covered under an appropriate open sourcelicense and I have the right under that license to submit thatwork with modifications, whether created in whole or in partby me, under the same open source license (unless I ampermitted to submit under a different license), as indicatedin the file; or(c) The contribution was provided directly to me by some otherperson who certified (a), (b) or (c) and I have not modifiedit.(d) I understand and agree that this project and the contributionare public and that a record of the contribution (including allpersonal information I submit with it, including my sign-off) ismaintained indefinitely and may be redistributed consistent withthis project or the open source license(s) involved.
That statement is taken from https://developercertificate.org/.