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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.

The Developer Certificate of Origin (DCO, currently v1.1) 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.

Originally created for the Linux kernel, the DCO is now used by multiple free software projects.

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