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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 2/2] rtc: wilco-ec: Fix license to GPL from GPLv2
On Tue, Sep 24, 2019 at 1:55 AM Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz> wrote:
>
> On Sun 2019-09-22 22:43:53, Alexandre Belloni wrote:
> > On 22/09/2019 22:29:48+0200, Pavel Machek wrote:
> > > On Mon 2019-09-16 12:12:17, Nick Crews wrote:
> > > > Signed-off-by: Nick Crews <ncrews@chromium.org>
> > > > ---
> > > > drivers/rtc/rtc-wilco-ec.c | 2 +-
> > > > 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> > > >
> > > > diff --git a/drivers/rtc/rtc-wilco-ec.c b/drivers/rtc/rtc-wilco-ec.c
> > > > index e84faa268caf..951268f5e690 100644
> > > > --- a/drivers/rtc/rtc-wilco-ec.c
> > > > +++ b/drivers/rtc/rtc-wilco-ec.c
> > > > @@ -184,5 +184,5 @@ module_platform_driver(wilco_ec_rtc_driver);
> > > >
> > > > MODULE_ALIAS("platform:rtc-wilco-ec");
> > > > MODULE_AUTHOR("Nick Crews <ncrews@chromium.org>");
> > > > -MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
> > > > +MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> > > > MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Wilco EC RTC driver");
> > >
> > > File spdx header says GPL-2.0, this change would make it inconsistent with that...
> >
> > Commit bf7fbeeae6db ("module: Cure the MODULE_LICENSE "GPL" vs. "GPL v2"
> > bogosity") doesn't agree with you (but I was surprised too).
>
> Still don't get it. bf7fbeeae6db makes MODULE_LICENSE less useful, and
> declares "GPL" == "GPL v2" in MODULE_LICENSE. So.. this change is no
> longer wrong, it is just unneccessary...? Why do it? It is not a fix
> as a subject line says...

All new modules should have the plain "GPL", or at least that's what I
was told when I submitted a patch adding a "GPL v2" license. Therefore
I assumed that if the distinction was worthwhile there, I should try to make
existing code consistent too. Sounds fine to me to drop this though,
unless anyone else has strong opinions,

>
> Pavel
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