On Wed, Jul 13, 2022 at 02:26:43AM +0200, Ulrich Mueller wrote:
> The "natural person" part was lost in this change. It also doesn't
> reappear in the added section below. I think we don't want any corporate
> entities there (or at least that's what I had taken from the previous
> "Sony" discussion).
Will re-add to the name section.

For this section, I had a further thought and feel this is cleaner:
 to the commit message as a separate line.  The sign-off must contain
-the committer's legal name as a natural person, i.e., the name that
-would appear in a government issued document.
+the contributor's name as discussed in the next section.

> > +Contributor Name
> > +----------------
> I just notice that it says "contributor" here while it is "committer"
> above. Not sure which is better, but maybe we should use the same word
> everywhere? 
I think this might warrant a larger discussion.

The Kernel DCO is required for all patches, not just commits.

The GCO rev 1 text borrowed the same word: contribution.

Specifically the author of the contribution can easily be different from the
person committing it into a VCS. Contributors are a superset of committers.

At the same time, I've already seen developers ask contributors for a
sign-off, even when it's only the developer doing the commit; which isn't
required by the Gentoo policy as it's written today.

Maybe this specific commit that changes "legal name" should stick to
"committer", which the explicit plan to make the text 

> > +Contributors must sign off on contributions with a name that can be made
> > +public and would pass copyright due diligence.
> Suggestion: "with their name as a natural person"
Agreed & queued. Will incorporate after other discussion above is concluded.

> > +For revision 1.2, further thanks are extended to kuzetsa CatSwarm,
> > +Richard Freeman, John Helmert III, Ulrich Müller and Alec Warner.
> The authors thanking themselves would be very unusual in an
> acknowledgement. :) I suggest to just add John Helmert III to the
> existing list (keeping alphabetical order). All others are either
> authors or are already mentioned.
If I do that, the specific contributions of multiple parties already in the
author list are not acknowledged for this revision: rich0, antarus, ulm.

The new text was substantially written by myself, with the great suggestion
from kuzetsa, and then everybody else contributed good edits to it.

If you're happy to not take extra acknowledgement that this was for Rev 1.2,
I'll just tweak it to add kuzetsa to authors and ajak to thanks list.

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