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

Bradley M. Kuhn bkuhn at sfconservancy.org
Thu Oct 15 19:30:48 UTC 2020

Rowland penny via samba-technical wrote:
> > https://web.archive.org/web/20060524185355/http://www.osdlab.org/newsroom/press_releases/2004/2004_05_24_dco.htm
> I will accept your non working link

I *think* you have to hit archive.org links for non-HTTPS archives with their
version of non-HTTPS as well.  This link *does* work but takes a bit to load
(presumably while archive.org figures out why you're hitting an http://

That clearly states the the copyrights in question are all licensed CC-BY-SA.
As discussed elsewhere in this thread, some changes are needed for proper
compliance with that copyright license, and why I just separated these
changes out into a different merge request:


That fully fixes the problem of copyright license compliance with regard to
the text; the name change is a different issue of course that still seems to
need more discussion.

> and raise you a working one: [OTHER_LINK]

The other link that you provided really is moot; Samba did *not* base its DCO
off of the contents of that other link.  Indeed, Samba's DCO was already published
before that new link even existed.  (i.e., The copyrighted text of the DCO was
changed from a Free license to a proprietary one after Samba's DCO was published,
but that wouldn't matter any way, as CC-BY-SA, like all copyleft licenses, is
irrevocable.  IANAL and TINLA.)
Bradley M. Kuhn - he/him
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