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

Martin Schwenke martin at meltin.net
Thu Oct 15 21:31:02 UTC 2020

On Thu, 15 Oct 2020 15:14:13 -0400, Simo Sorce via samba-technical
<samba-technical at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> On Thu, 2020-10-15 at 19:14 +0100, Rowland penny via samba-technical

> > Hang on, what is wrong with calling it a 'DCO' ?  
> The original license for DCO 1.0 did not permit it, this[1] is the only
> reference I can still find.
>       If you modify you must use a name or title distinguishable from
>       "Developer's Certificate of Origin" or "DCO" or any confusingly
>       similar name. 

I would argue that "Samba Developer's Certificate of Origin" is
distinguishable from "Developer's Certificate of Origin" and is not
confusingly similar.  Prefixing it with "Samba" distinguishes it and
removes any confusion about who's DCO it is.

Perhaps when we abbreviate we should just make sure to call it "SDCO"?

peace & happiness,

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