[PATCH] Documentation: Rename Samba's DCO to Samba Contributor Representation

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Thu Oct 15 18:51:42 UTC 2020

On Thu, Oct 15, 2020 at 07:46:44PM +0100, Rowland penny wrote:
> On 15/10/2020 19:36, Jeremy Allison wrote:

> > Well it's representing that you have the right to contribute,
> > so it seemed OK to me.
> Also myself and just about everybody else, if you be believe what Google
> returns from a search on 'Developer's Certificate of Origin'

Hahaha ! You're right :-). I should've done that
myself first:

229,000 results, with many other FLOSS projects using the
DCO name (in fact just about everyone doing this
is using that name :-).

> > I wouldn't get too hung up about what we call it.
> I'm not
> >   The
> > issue is the Linux lot want to keep their name separate,
> > so we should really respect their wishes.
> They are going to be busy :-D

Indeed, they would be *very* busy policing that :-).

> > Let's discuss on the list if we want to change it,
> > and if so what we'd call it.
> > 
> > Rowland, do you have any good ideas on a new name ?
> Not off the top of my head, but the suggested alternative stinks in my view,
> it is meaningless

Fair point :-).

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