[mpich-devel] [mpich-discuss] Use of Signed-off-by in MPICH

Jed Brown jedbrown at mcs.anl.gov
Sun Jan 5 11:59:05 CST 2014

Pavan Balaji <balaji at mcs.anl.gov> writes:

> AFAIK, signedoff has project specific meaning.  

As far as I know, there are only two meanings, the one used by MPICH and
the meaning used by the kernel, git.git, AOSP/Gerrit/Google, and other
projects.  If someone searches the web, all the results will use that
meaning (DCO).


> Essentially, it’s what we define it to be.  I guess we could have used
> “Reviewed-by”, but I’m not sure it really matters that much.  

FWIW, I think it's a needless deviation from a widespread convention.

> But you are right, we should document it some place.  Maybe the wiki?

Sure, or a CONTRIBUTING document in the repo (easier to search).
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