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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6] checkpatch.pl: Add SPDX license tag check
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On 02/02/18 21:06, Joe Perches wrote:
> On Fri, 2018-02-02 at 12:27 -0600, Rob Herring wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 9:49 AM, Igor Stoppa <igor.stoppa@huawei.com> wrote:
>>> On 02/02/18 17:40, Rob Herring wrote:
>>>> Add SPDX license tag check based on the rules defined in
>>>
>>> Shouldn't it also check that the license is compatible?
>>>
>>
>> Perhaps we shouldn't try to script legal advice.
>
> True.
>
> I believe what was meant was that the
> entry was a valid SPDX License entry
> that already exists as a specific file
> in the LICENSES/ path.

I expect that there is a finite number of compatible licenses.
Maybe I'm too optimistic about what can be taken as legal advice or not,
but I would expect that a warning about unmatched license type does not
constitute legal advice.

Is it too optimistic? :-D

--
igor

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