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I've recently been trying to upstream part of the Nintendo Switch-on-Linux patchset, but it appears that the original developer must sign off on each commit.

Do I need to ask the original developers to add this? Should I add the line myself if I am submitting it?

Also, if I have to clean up/merge commits (e.g. if the originals modify semantically different files), then how should I have the original developers sign off on those?

  • When we say Linux is not an OS, it is a kernel. We are saying that the OS is Gnu/Linux, that is Gnu + Linux-kernel + often-other-bits. The developers of the program that you have patched, use Linux to mean Gnu/Linux. They do not mean the kernel. – ctrl-alt-delor Jan 19 '20 at 11:46
  • or did I miss interpret it: is it Linux-the kernel on the switch? – ctrl-alt-delor Jan 19 '20 at 11:52
  • Yes, I meant the kernel. There is a patchset that gets the Switch running Linux. – Pneumaticat Apr 25 '20 at 21:23

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