Jeff King <> writes:

> On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 10:37:30AM -0800, Junio C Hamano wrote:
>> > Signed-off-by: Jeff King <>
>> Thanks.
>> Do GitHub people have general aversion against signing off (or
>> sending out, for that matter) their own patches, unless they were
>> already active here before they joined GitHub, by the way?
> Mostly it is that I clean up the patches and commit messages before
> sending them out. Michael sends out his own patches because they are
> already perfect by the time I see them. :)
> I can certainly get S-O-B from GitHubbers, but my impression of the DCO
> is that it does not matter...
> ... A S-O-B from the
> author would perhaps make it more obvious what happened.

Oh, I was not saying the practice was not legit.  It was just that I
expected a bit more from GitHub, a leading company that evangelises
use of Git ;-)

> I was hoping to be vague. If we really want to get into specifics, we
> should probably document the current rules (refnames, and sub-trees of
> refnames). It might be a good thing to document that anyway, though. And
> by doing so, it would become obvious why one would want to set this
> option. I'll see what I can come up with.

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