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Questions tagged [developer-certificate-of-origin]

The Developer Certificate of Origin (DCO) is a mechanism declaring that the contributor has permission to make the contribution. This is applicable, for example, if the contributor is working on behalf of an employer.

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Does the DCO require a cryptographic signature?

The Developer Certificate of Origin mentions a signature: I understand and agree that this project and the contribution are public and that a record of the contribution (including all personal ...
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How strictly should I enforce DCO-signing for complete legal protection?

The Developer Certificate of Origin protects the codebase from legal threat by requiring that each commit is signed, indicating that the contributor is authorised to make and license the commit (for ...
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Must I retro-actively DCO-sign my sole author commits for a work project?

I am currently the sole author of a codebase, created for my employer, released under AGPL 3 or later. Moving forward, I want to require that contributions are signed, following the Developer ...
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What additional benefits does the DCO provide?

If my project has a lax license (like Expat/MIT), I can enforce "inbound=outbound" by requiring that contributors sign off their commits in order to acknowledge the Developer Certificate of Origin. I'...