Paul Campbell wrote:

> Four of the eight original authors now have dead email addresses. As I
> found out when I started getting the mail bounces when I started
> sending these patches out. Would it be acceptable for those patches to
> leave the From line, add a Based-on-patch-by and then sign of myself?

It's always nice to get the original author's sign-off, but if you can
certify what's stated in the DCO1.1 (from
Documentation/SubmittingPatches) then just adding your sign-off is
fine.  Please still keep the original authorship in that case, and no
need to add a Based-on-patch-by line.

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