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SubjectRe: [linux-sunxi] Re: [PATCH v2] arm: sun4i: Add support for Pengpod 1000 tablet
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Hi,

On 05-06-18 20:18, Bob Ham wrote:
> On 05/06/18 15:50, Maxime Ripard wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 04, 2018 at 06:33:02PM +0100, Bob Ham wrote:
>>> On 04/06/18 09:13, Maxime Ripard wrote:
>>>> On Sat, Jun 02, 2018 at 05:03:13PM +0100, Bob Ham wrote:
>>>
>>>>> + * This file is dual-licensed: you can use it either under the terms
>>>>> + * of the GPL or the X11 license, at your option. Note that this dual
>>>>> + * licensing only applies to this file, and not this project as a
>>>>> + * whole.
>>>
>>>>> + * The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be
>>>>> + * included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
>>>
>>>> And this is redundant with the SPDX header.
>>>
>>> The X11 license notice states explicitly that the notice has to be
>>> included in the file. Wouldn't removing it be a violation of the license?
>>
>> The SPDX header is explicitly here to remove the license text and
>> create a tag that is in a indirect reference to the license text in
>> LICENSES. It's not going away.
>
> Well, the top bit that I quoted above says that the licenses refer to
> only that one file in particular and not the project as a whole. Then
> the X11 license states that the notice can't be removed from 'this
> software and associated documentation files (the "Software")' which
> would seem to refer to the single file. Therefore, removing the notice
> from the single file and replacing it with an SPDX header would seem to
> violate the license.
>
> It's a fine point but it makes me nervous. I originally based my .dts
> on sun4i-a10-inet1.dts. I've CC'd the original copyright holder, Hans
> de Goede. Hans, are you willing to give permission for the license
> notice to be replaced with just an SPDX header indicating the dual
> licensing?

Yes that is fine by me and you've my permission to switch to using
just the SPDX header.

FWIW I do not believe the "can't be removed from 'this software and
associated documentation files (the "Software")'" language
applies to the software as a whole and not individual files.

> While we're at it, there are a number of other files with the same
> license text. Hans, are you prepared to give permission for your other
> license notices to be replaced with SPDX headers?

Yes you may make the same change to all files with my copyright.

Regards,

Hans

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