[PATCH v3 1/2] SubmittingPatches: move discussion of Signed-off-by above "send"
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Junio C Hamano
Dave Huseby
Lars Schneider
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Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
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2021-07-22 12:11:23 UTC
Move the section discussing the addition of a SOB trailer above the
section that discusses generating the patch itself. This makes sense
as we don't want someone to go through the process of "git
format-patch", only to realize late that they should have used "git
commit -s" or equivalent.

This is a move-only change, no lines here are being altered, only
moved around.

Signed-off-by: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <avarab@gmail.com>
---
 Documentation/SubmittingPatches | 158 ++++++++++++++++----------------
 1 file changed, 79 insertions(+), 79 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
index 3e215f4d80..07e2073155 100644
--- a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
+++ b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
@@ -167,6 +167,85 @@ or, on an older version of Git without support for --pretty=reference:
 	git show -s --date=short --pretty='format:%h (%s, %ad)' <commit>
 ....
 
+[[sign-off]]
+=== Certify your work by adding your `Signed-off-by` trailer
+
+To improve tracking of who did what, we ask you to certify that you
+wrote the patch or have the right to pass it on under the same license
+as ours, by "signing off" your patch.  Without sign-off, we cannot
+accept your patches.
+
+If (and only if) you certify the below D-C-O:
+
+[[dco]]
+.Developer's Certificate of Origin 1.1
+____
+By making a contribution to this project, I certify that:
+
+a. The contribution was created in whole or in part by me and I
+   have the right to submit it under the open source license
+   indicated in the file; or
+
+b. The contribution is based upon previous work that, to the best
+   of my knowledge, is covered under an appropriate open source
+   license and I have the right under that license to submit that
+   work with modifications, whether created in whole or in part
+   by me, under the same open source license (unless I am
+   permitted to submit under a different license), as indicated
+   in the file; or
+
+c. The contribution was provided directly to me by some other
+   person who certified (a), (b) or (c) and I have not modified
+   it.
+
+d. I understand and agree that this project and the contribution
+   are public and that a record of the contribution (including all
+   personal information I submit with it, including my sign-off) is
+   maintained indefinitely and may be redistributed consistent with
+   this project or the open source license(s) involved.
+____
+
+you add a "Signed-off-by" trailer to your commit, that looks like
+this:
+
+....
+	Signed-off-by: Random J Developer <random@developer.example.org>
+....
+
+This line can be added by Git if you run the git-commit command with
+the -s option.
+
+Notice that you can place your own `Signed-off-by` trailer when
+forwarding somebody else's patch with the above rules for
+D-C-O.  Indeed you are encouraged to do so.  Do not forget to
+place an in-body "From: " line at the beginning to properly attribute
+the change to its true author (see (2) above).
+
+This procedure originally came from the Linux kernel project, so our
+rule is quite similar to theirs, but what exactly it means to sign-off
+your patch differs from project to project, so it may be different
+from that of the project you are accustomed to.
+
+[[real-name]]
+Also notice that a real name is used in the `Signed-off-by` trailer. Please
+don't hide your real name.
+
+[[commit-trailers]]
+If you like, you can put extra tags at the end:
+
+. `Reported-by:` is used to credit someone who found the bug that
+  the patch attempts to fix.
+. `Acked-by:` says that the person who is more familiar with the area
+  the patch attempts to modify liked the patch.
+. `Reviewed-by:`, unlike the other tags, can only be offered by the
+  reviewers themselves when they are completely satisfied with the
+  patch after a detailed analysis.
+. `Tested-by:` is used to indicate that the person applied the patch
+  and found it to have the desired effect.
+
+You can also create your own tag or use one that's in common usage
+such as "Thanks-to:", "Based-on-patch-by:", or "Mentored-by:".
+
 [[git-tools]]
 === Generate your patch using Git tools out of your commits.
 
@@ -302,85 +381,6 @@ Do not forget to add trailers such as `Acked-by:`, `Reviewed-by:` and
 `Tested-by:` lines as necessary to credit people who helped your
 patch, and "cc:" them when sending such a final version for inclusion.
 
-[[sign-off]]
-=== Certify your work by adding your `Signed-off-by` trailer
-
-To improve tracking of who did what, we ask you to certify that you
-wrote the patch or have the right to pass it on under the same license
-as ours, by "signing off" your patch.  Without sign-off, we cannot
-accept your patches.
-
-If (and only if) you certify the below D-C-O:
-
-[[dco]]
-.Developer's Certificate of Origin 1.1
-____
-By making a contribution to this project, I certify that:
-
-a. The contribution was created in whole or in part by me and I
-   have the right to submit it under the open source license
-   indicated in the file; or
-
-b. The contribution is based upon previous work that, to the best
-   of my knowledge, is covered under an appropriate open source
-   license and I have the right under that license to submit that
-   work with modifications, whether created in whole or in part
-   by me, under the same open source license (unless I am
-   permitted to submit under a different license), as indicated
-   in the file; or
-
-c. The contribution was provided directly to me by some other
-   person who certified (a), (b) or (c) and I have not modified
-   it.
-
-d. I understand and agree that this project and the contribution
-   are public and that a record of the contribution (including all
-   personal information I submit with it, including my sign-off) is
-   maintained indefinitely and may be redistributed consistent with
-   this project or the open source license(s) involved.
-____
-
-you add a "Signed-off-by" trailer to your commit, that looks like
-this:
-
-....
-	Signed-off-by: Random J Developer <random@developer.example.org>
-....
-
-This line can be added by Git if you run the git-commit command with
-the -s option.
-
-Notice that you can place your own `Signed-off-by` trailer when
-forwarding somebody else's patch with the above rules for
-D-C-O.  Indeed you are encouraged to do so.  Do not forget to
-place an in-body "From: " line at the beginning to properly attribute
-the change to its true author (see (2) above).
-
-This procedure originally came from the Linux kernel project, so our
-rule is quite similar to theirs, but what exactly it means to sign-off
-your patch differs from project to project, so it may be different
-from that of the project you are accustomed to.
-
-[[real-name]]
-Also notice that a real name is used in the `Signed-off-by` trailer. Please
-don't hide your real name.
-
-[[commit-trailers]]
-If you like, you can put extra tags at the end:
-
-. `Reported-by:` is used to credit someone who found the bug that
-  the patch attempts to fix.
-. `Acked-by:` says that the person who is more familiar with the area
-  the patch attempts to modify liked the patch.
-. `Reviewed-by:`, unlike the other tags, can only be offered by the
-  reviewers themselves when they are completely satisfied with the
-  patch after a detailed analysis.
-. `Tested-by:` is used to indicate that the person applied the patch
-  and found it to have the desired effect.
-
-You can also create your own tag or use one that's in common usage
-such as "Thanks-to:", "Based-on-patch-by:", or "Mentored-by:".
-
 == Subsystems with dedicated maintainers
 
 Some parts of the system have dedicated maintainers with their own
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