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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/5] Intel MIC Host Driver for X100 family.
On Thu, Aug 01, 2013 at 05:36:34PM -0700, Sudeep Dutt wrote:
> On Wed, 2013-07-31 at 18:51 -0700, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 08:31:32PM -0700, Sudeep Dutt wrote:
> > > --- /dev/null
> > > +++ b/drivers/misc/mic/common/mic_device.h
> > > @@ -0,0 +1,81 @@
> > > +/*
> > > + * Intel MIC Platform Software Stack (MPSS)
> > > + *
> > > + * Copyright(c) 2013 Intel Corporation.
> > > + *
> > > + * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
> > > + * it under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2, as
> > > + * published by the Free Software Foundation.
> > > + *
> > > + * This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
> > > + * WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
> > > + * MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU
> > > + * General Public License for more details.
> > > + *
> > > + * You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
> > > + * along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
> > > + * Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301
> > > + * USA.
> >
> > Ok, it's now your task as an Intel employee to get this paragraph
> > stricken from the "default template" that GPL code in the kernel,
> > written by Intel developers, has. It's pointless, and unless you want
> > to be personally responsible for tracking the address changes of the FSF
> > for the next 40+ years, not something I'm going to ever accept.
> >
> > I know you aren't responsible for this, but I'm getting really tired of
> > pointing this out each-and-every-time I see a file from an Intel
> > developer.
> >
> > So please work to fix this.
> >
>
> I brought up this issue today, with the team which reviews licenses for
> open source projects at Intel. The recommendation from them is to
> include the following wording instead of the FSF street address in the
> standard template.
>
> <snip>
> You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
> with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
> <snip>

That's better, but, this is the kernel, and of course they got a copy of
the license with it, it's part of the whole body of code. So that
paragraph is not needed either.

thanks,

greg k-h


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