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SubjectRe: [GIT PULL] SPDX update for 5.2-rc3 - round 1
Hi Greg,

On Fri, May 31, 2019 at 3:24 PM Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
> On Fri, May 31, 2019 at 09:17:06AM +0200, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > On Fri, May 31, 2019 at 3:49 AM Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
> > > The following changes since commit cd6c84d8f0cdc911df435bb075ba22ce3c605b07:
> > >
> > > Linux 5.2-rc2 (2019-05-26 16:49:19 -0700)
> > >
> > > are available in the Git repository at:
> > >
> > > git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/driver-core.git tags/spdx-5.2-rc3-1
> > >
> > > for you to fetch changes up to 96ac6d435100450f0565708d9b885ea2a7400e0a:
> > >
> > > treewide: Add SPDX license identifier - Kbuild (2019-05-30 11:32:33 -0700)
> > >
> > > ----------------------------------------------------------------
> > > SPDX update for 5.2-rc3, round 1
> > >
> > > Here is another set of reviewed patches that adds SPDX tags to different
> > > kernel files, based on a set of rules that are being used to parse the
> > > comments to try to determine that the license of the file is
> > > "GPL-2.0-or-later" or "GPL-2.0-only". Only the "obvious" versions of
> > > these matches are included here, a number of "non-obvious" variants of
> > > text have been found but those have been postponed for later review and
> > > analysis.
> > >
> > > There is also a patch in here to add the proper SPDX header to a bunch
> > > of Kbuild files that we have missed in the past due to new files being
> > > added and forgetting that Kbuild uses two different file names for
> > > Makefiles. This issue was reported by the Kbuild maintainer.
> > >
> > > These patches have been out for review on the linux-spdx@vger mailing
> > > list, and while they were created by automatic tools, they were
> > > hand-verified by a bunch of different people, all whom names are on the
> > > patches are reviewers.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
> >
> > I'm sorry, but as long[*] as this does not conform to
> > Documentation/process/license-rules.rst, I have to provide my:
> > NAked-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
> >
> > [*] The obvious solution is to update Documentation/process/license-rules.rst,
> > as people have asked before.
>
> I don't understand, what does not conform? We are trying _to_ conform
> to that file, what did we do wrong?

The new "-or-later" and "-only" variants are not (yet) documented in that file.

File format examples::

Valid-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0
Valid-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0+
SPDX-URL: https://spdx.org/licenses/GPL-2.0.html
Usage-Guide:
To use this license in source code, put one of the following SPDX
tag/value pairs into a comment according to the placement
guidelines in the licensing rules documentation.
For 'GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 only' use:
SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0
For 'GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 or any later
version' use:
SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0+

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

--
Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds

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