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Drop requirement for CLA in

It is no longer necessary for contributors to send a CLA to ARM
before making contributions. Contributors must instead add a
"Signed-off-by:" line to each commit, which certifies that the
contribution is made under the Developer Certificate of Origin

Update to reflect this new policy and add a copy of
the DCO to the repository.

Fixes /issues/177

Signed-off-by: David Cunado <>
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Contributing to Project Ne10

Before you start contributing code to this project you must sign the ARM
Contributor License Agreement (CLA).

Individuals who want to contribute their own work must sign and return an
Individual CLA. Companies that want to contribute must sign and return a
Corporate CLA if their employees' intellectual property has been assigned to
the employer. Copies of the CLAs are available from the [contributing page] of
the ARM website.

For this project, ARM also requires the GitHub account name(s) associated with
each individual contributor or the designated employees of corporate
contributors. Only contributions originating from these accounts will be
considered covered by the CLA. To avoid delay, you should provide the Github
account name(s) at the same time as the signed CLA.

ARM reserves the right to not accept a contribution. This may be for technical,
commercial or legal reasons.

Getting Started

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Submitting Changes

* Ensure we have your signed CLA.
* Ensure that each commit in the series has at least one `Signed-off-by:`line,
using your real name and email address. The names in the Signed-off-by:` and
`Author:` lines must match. If anyone else contributes to the commit, they
must also add their own `Signed-off-by:` line. By adding this line the
contributor certifies the contribution is made under the terms of the
[Developer Certificate of Origin (DCO)][DCO].
* Push your local changes to your fork of the repository.
* Submit a [pull request] to Ne10.
* The changes in the pull request will then undergo further review and
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_Copyright (c) 2013-2014, ARM Limited and Contributors. All rights reserved._
_Copyright (c) 2013-2017, ARM Limited and Contributors. All rights reserved._
[Release Notes]: ./doc/ReleaseNote.txt
[Building]: ./doc/
[Acknowledgements]: ./doc/ "Contributor acknowledgements"
[DCO]: ./dco.txt
[GitHub account]:
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Developer Certificate of Origin
Version 1.1

Copyright (C) 2004, 2006 The Linux Foundation and its contributors.
1 Letterman Drive
Suite D4700
San Francisco, CA, 94129

Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this
license document, but changing it is not allowed.

Developer's Certificate of Origin 1.1

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

(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.

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