lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2018]   [Feb]   [8]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
From
Date
SubjectRe: [PATCH] PCI: Add SPDX tag for s390_pci_hpc.c
Bjorn,

On Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 1:40 AM, Bjorn Helgaas <helgaas@kernel.org> wrote:
> I previously posted patches [1] to add SPDX tags to all drivers/pci files
> except drivers/pci/hotplug/s390_pci_hpc.c. I omitted that one because it
> contained only a "License: GPL" comment, which I thought was ambiguous.
>
> However, I think it is actually unambiguous because the file was added with
> a 'MODULE_LICENSE("GPL")', and include/linux/module.h shows that means "GPL
> v2 or later".
>
> So this patch adds the GPL-2.0+ tag to the file. I plan to include this
> for v4.16 unless somebody objects.

As I as said in a previous email, context matters a lot in these case
and you made the right choice.
When there is a MODULE_LICENSE and a super terse "GPL" license notice,
the two taken together can provide the proper context e.g. here
GPL-2.0+ rather than a less common GPL-1.0+

Thank you for your efforts there!

--
Cordially
Philippe Ombredanne

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2018-02-08 15:18    [W:0.052 / U:0.468 seconds]
©2003-2018 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site