[alsa-devel] [PATCH v2] ASoC: rt5640: Add minimal supportforRT5642

Mark Brown broonie at kernel.org
Mon Apr 28 10:52:45 CEST 2014

On Sun, Apr 27, 2014 at 02:57:24PM +0000, Bard Liao wrote:
> > On 04/16/2014 08:24 PM, bardliao at realtek.com wrote:

> > Is this derived from Jarkko's patch? If so, shouldn't he be listed as
> > the author, not you? If it wasn't, then presumably his S-o-b line
> > shouldn't be in the patch description.

> I am sorry. I don't know the meaning of S-o-b's order.

It's not just the ordering, it's also the authorship information -
signed off by has a specific meaning about who wrote the code and
handing off responsibility for it which is important to licensing.
Adding a signoff for someone who didn't write the code is therefore
particularly problematic.
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