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SubjectRe: [patch V3 09/11] LICENSES: Add Linux syscall note exception
On Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:33:15 +0100
Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> wrote:

> Copied from the Linux kernel COPYING file.
>
> Add the required tags for reference and tooling.
>
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
>
> ---
> LICENSES/exceptions/Linux-syscall-note | 25 +++++++++++++++++++++++++
> 1 file changed, 25 insertions(+)
>
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/LICENSES/exceptions/Linux-syscall-note
> @@ -0,0 +1,25 @@
> +SPDX-Exception-Identifier: Linux-syscall-note
> +SPDX-URL: https://spdx.org/licenses/Linux-syscall-note.html
> +SPDX-Licenses: GPL-2.0, GPL-2.0+, GPL-1.0+, LGPL-2.0, LGPL-2.0+, LGPL-2.1, LGPL-2.1+
> +Usage-Guide:
> + This exception is used together with one of the above SPDX-Licenses
> + to mark user space API (uapi) header files so they can be included
> + into non GPL compliant user space application code.
> + To use this exception add it with the keyword WITH to one of the
> + identifiers in the SPDX-Licenses tag:
> + SPDX-License-Identifier: <SPDX-License> WITH Linux-syscall-note
> +License-Text:
> +
> + NOTE! This copyright does *not* cover user programs that use kernel
> + services by normal system calls - this is merely considered normal use
> + of the kernel, and does *not* fall under the heading of "derived work".
> + Also note that the GPL below is copyrighted by the Free Software
> + Foundation, but the instance of code that it refers to (the Linux
> + kernel) is copyrighted by me and others who actually wrote it.
> +
> + Also note that the only valid version of the GPL as far as the kernel
> + is concerned is _this_ particular version of the license (ie v2, not
> + v2.2 or v3.x or whatever), unless explicitly otherwise stated.

This seems off-topic for the syscall exception..? Getting the GPL
versions right is what this exercise is a whole is about (among other
things); I wouldn't expect people to look for it here.

jon
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