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SubjectRe: [PATCH bpf-next 0/4] Convert filter.txt to RST
On Thu, Aug 09, 2018 at 10:24:54AM +0200, Daniel Borkmann wrote:
> On 08/09/2018 09:27 AM, Tobin C. Harding wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 08, 2018 at 11:07:35PM -0700, Alexei Starovoitov wrote:
> >> On Thu, Aug 09, 2018 at 03:23:24PM +1000, Tobin C. Harding wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Daniel and Alexei, can I please have permission to add GPLv2+ to the BPF
> >>> docs?
> >>
> >> kernel licensing is GPLv2 without +
> >
> > According to process/license-rules.rst
> >
> > GPL-2.0+ : GNU General Public License v2.0 or later
>
> Not really, please see the first three paragraphs of process/license-rules.rst.
> The COPYING file of the kernel says that it's 'v2' and not 'v2 or later',
> unless otherwise _explicitly_ noted. Given that and given there is no other
> specific note in filter.txt, it would mean it's v2-only due to that rule.

Thanks for clarifying. My understanding is now; this is a case where
checkpatch is too verbose and we do not actually need to add a specific
license identifier to the documentation files (new or otherwise). They
get an implicit GPLv2.

I'll remove the licences identifiers and re-spin.

thanks,
Tobin.

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