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authorRoland Hieber <>2020-01-06 17:27:49 +0100
committerRobert Schwebel <>2020-01-07 08:10:07 +0100
commit9df96e62c5f40e4d02551acc8300095307e0bf7f (patch)
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doc: add infos about contributing and license
Signed-off-by: Roland Hieber <>
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@@ -46,3 +46,57 @@ toolchain sources from
and build them manually.
+The canonical source repository for DistroKit is at
+For any questions regarding DistroKit, send a mail to the mailing list at
+Note that posts from non-subscribed addresses will be held for moderation.
+We recommend that you subscribe to the list by sending a mail to
+<> containing "subscribe" in the subject.
+The same list should also be used to send patches.
+The easiest way to format your patch into the canonical patch format is by
+using `git format-patch <>`_ on the
+DistroKit git repository
+(also see its man page for info on using mailers other than *git send-email*).
+DistroKit uses the `Developer’s Certificate of Origin <>`_::
+ 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.
+If you can certify the above, then you just add a line saying::
+ Signed-off-by: Random J Developer <>
+using your real name (sorry, no pseudonyms or anonymous contributions)
+to the end of your commit message,
+or if you use Git, make your commit with ``git commit --signoff``.
+Copyright (C) 2020 Pengutronix and individual contributors
+DistroKit is licensed under the GNU General Public License, version 2.0.
+See the file named LICENSE in the root directory of this project for the full
+license terms, and the version control history for contributor information.