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    SubmittingPatches: Clarify the Signed-off-by rules · 6a58696f
    Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason authored
    The wording of the Signed-off-by rules could be read as stating that
    S-O-B should only be added when the submitter considered the patch
    ready for inclusion in git.git.
    We also want Signed-off-by to be used for e.g. RFC patches, in case
    someone wants to dig an old patch out of the archive and improve
    it. Change the wording to recommend a Signed-off-by for all submitted
    The problem with the wording came up in the "[PATCH/RFC] Hacky version
    of a glob() driven config include" thread[1]. Bert Wesarg suggested[2]
    that it be removed to avoid confusion, which this change implements.
      1. <1273180440-8641-1-git-send-email-avarab@gmail.com>
      2. <AANLkTimziTKL13VKIOcaS1TX1F_xvTVjH8Q398Yx36Us@mail.gmail.com>
    Suggested-by: Bert Wesarg's avatarBert Wesarg <bert.wesarg@googlemail.com>
    Signed-off-by: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason's avatarÆvar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <avarab@gmail.com>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarJunio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
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