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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6] checkpatch.pl: Add SPDX license tag check
On Sat, Feb 3, 2018 at 2:41 PM, Igor Stoppa <igor.stoppa@huawei.com> wrote:
>
>
> 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

That's very reasonable IMHO and this not legal advice alright to me.
This would be just a tool that warns you that your license expression
does not match known licenses in the kernel.

--
Cordially
Philippe Ombredanne

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