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SubjectRe: [PATCH bpf-next 0/4] Convert filter.txt to RST
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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.

>> every file (including docs) can potentially have a different
>> compatible license, but since they were developed
>> implicitly under v2 only you would need to get a buy-in from
>> all contributors before making such change.
>
> So if a file does not _explicitly_ state that it is under another
> licence it is ok to add GPLv2?
>
>
> thanks,
> Tobin.
>

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