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Wednesday, April 17 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Evolving the Developer Certificate of Origin - Luis R. Rodriguez

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The Signed-off-by tag and its definition as explained on the Linux kernel under the Developer's Certificate of Origin (DCO) was originally introduced to document very carefully the conditions under which a patch submitter is providing a change to the Linux kernel. Other software projects have picked up on the practice to use the same Signed-off-by tag as part of their development process and refer to the same Linux kernel documentation for the DCO definition.

This talk will deal with a brief history of the DCO, the question of the license of the DCO, the evolutions of DCO and efforts and discussions about packaging it as a standalone legal document and project to help other projects use it and refer to it.


Luis R. Rodriguez

Luis is a Linux kernel developer at Qualcomm. Luis started hacking on the kernel since the 2.6.5 release and his main focus has been wireless. Today his focus is on helping guide Qualcomm Atheros with upstream strategies and helping other engineers contribute upstream properly.

Wednesday April 17, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
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