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SubjectRe: [GIT PULL] Documentation: Add a file explaining the requested Linux kernel license enforcement policy
On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 03:46:32PM +0200, Greg KH wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 02:11:01PM +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:
> > On Mon, 2017-10-16 at 11:25 +0200, Greg KH wrote:
> > > Documentation: Add a file explaining the requested Linux kernel
> > > license enforcement policy
> > >
> > > Here's a pull request to add a new file to the kernel's Documentation directory.
> > > It adds a short document describing the views of how the Linux kernel community
> > > feels about enforcing the license of the kernel.
> > >
> > > The patch has been reviewed by a large number of kernel developers already, as
> > > seen by their acks on the patch, and their agreement of the statement with
> > > their names on it.  The location of the file was also agreed upon by the
> > > Documentation maintainer, so all should be good there.
> > >
> > > For some background information about this statement, see this article
> > > written by some of the kernel developers involved in drafting it:
> > > http://kroah.com/log/blog/2017/10/16/linux-kernel-community-enforcement-statement/
> > > and this article that answers a number of questions that came up in the
> > > discussion of this statement with the kernel developer community:
> > > http://kroah.com/log/blog/2017/10/16/linux-kernel-community-enforcement-statement-faq/
> > >
> > > If anyone has any further questions about it, please let me, and the TAB
> > > members, know and we will be glad to help answer them.
> >
> > It's a shame you don't explicitly mention the FSF's / Conservancy's
> > Principles of Community-Oriented GPL Enforcement:
> > https://www.fsf.org/licensing/enforcement-principles
>
> What? I thought I did in my blog post! Ugh, you are right, it's not
> there, my fault, it was in an earlier draft, I swear, sorry about that,
> must have gotten lost when I turned it from text into a
> markdown-formatted document. I'll go add it and push out the updated
> post in a bit.

Ok, in reviewing my previous drafts, and my notes for this, I see why I
didn't include it in the final version, so I'll just leave my post
as-is.

thanks,

greg k-h

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