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authorDavid A. Wheeler <>2016-01-05 19:20:26 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2016-01-05 21:42:39 (GMT)
commitb2c150d3aa82f6583b9aadfecc5f8fa1c74aca09 (patch)
treee685898f9518681510cd4434f12aba6b7d0f51a8 /Documentation/git-commit.txt
parent833e48259e23aea76f3765d28d1b2200332301f7 (diff)
Expand documentation describing --signoff
Modify various document (man page) files to explain in more detail what --signoff means. This was inspired by where paulj noted, "adding [the] '-s' argument to [a] git commit doesn't really mean you have even heard of the DCO...". Extending git's documentation will make it easier to argue that developers understood --signoff when they use it. Signed-off-by: David A. Wheeler <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -154,7 +154,11 @@ OPTIONS
Add Signed-off-by line by the committer at the end of the commit
- log message.
+ log message. The meaning of a signoff depends on the project,
+ but it typically certifies that committer has
+ the rights to submit this work under the same license and
+ agrees to a Developer Certificate of Origin
+ (see for more information).