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The Signed-off-by tag and its definition as explained on the Linux kernel under the Developer's Certificate of Origin (DCO) was originally introduced to document very carefully the conditions under which a patch submitter is providing a change to the Linux kernel. Other software projects have picked up on the practice to use the same Signed-off-by tag as part of their development process and refer to the same Linux kernel documentation for the DCO definition.
This talk will deal with a brief history of the DCO, the question of the license of the DCO, the evolutions of DCO and efforts and discussions about packaging it as a standalone legal document and project to help other projects use it and refer to it.