PMIx has adopted requirements based on the signed-off-by process as described in Section 11 of the Linux kernel document on Submitting Patches. Each proposed contribution to a PMIx community repository must include the text “Signed-off-by:” followed by the contributor’s name and either email address or Github ID. This is a developer’s certification that he or she has the right to submit the patch for inclusion into the project, and indicates agreement to the Developer’s Certificate of Origin:

“By making a contribution to this project, I certify that:

  • The contribution was created in whole or in part by me and I have the right to submit it under the PMIx open source license; or
  • 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 PMIx open source license (unless I am permitted to submit under a different license); or
  • The contribution was provided directly to me by some other person who certified (1) or (2) and I have not modified it.

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 and the open source license(s) involved.”

Proposed contributions failing to include the “Signed-off-by:” certification will not be accepted into any PMIx repository. The community reserves the right to revert any commit inadvertently made without the required certification.