[zeromq-dev] RFC: ØMQ Contributions, Copyrights and Control

Martin Lucina mato at kotelna.sk
Mon Aug 9 10:59:31 CEST 2010

ph at imatix.com said:
> The next part is to decide how we gateway contributors.  I'd suggest
> slowly expanding the current two-level model in which a set of
> maintainers accept patches on behalf of named contributors, where
> every contributor MUST have stated their agreement with the IP policy.
> Patch-based submission would be good IMO, especially since it allows
> full workflow on each patch, which is not possible with commits.
> Feel free to propose a workflow that you'd be happy with.  From the
> legal side, what we need is:
> * Real names on all submissions
> * Explicit acceptance of IP policy

My proposal is simply to mandate that a Signed-Off-By: be required on all
patches sent to the mailing list and all commits going into Git. The
presence of the Signed-Off-By: indicates the developer's acceptance of a
"Certificate of Origin" which will be published on the Wiki on the
Contribtions page and included in a README file in released tarballs.

In fact, the entire contribution policy should be included in released
tarballs since some Contributors may be basing their work simply off those.

This is the essence of the Linux kernel policy as documented in the
SubmittingPatches document I pointed you to.

I'm happy to formalize this, just not right now, am busy with "real work".


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