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Bigtop >> mail # dev >> [DISCUSS] Using --signoff option with git am when committing patches

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Re: [DISCUSS] Using --signoff option with git am when committing patches
And, about your former point:

Our git format-patch policy for patches ensures that the name of the actual
contributor who committed the code shows up on the commit message when
doing git log. However, I think it will be useful to see which committer
committed that patch on behalf of the contributor. That's exactly the
problem "--sign-off" solves.

Linux kernel<http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/Documentation/SubmittingPatches?id=HEAD>,
for example, has a policy to use --sign-off flag and the same applies to
contributing to the git
And, there are some other benefits too, listed here: