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From: Philippe Ombredanne <pombredanne@nexb.com>
To: Igor Stoppa <igor.stoppa@huawei.com>
Cc: Joe Perches <joe@perches.com>, Rob Herring <robh@kernel.org>,
	Kate Stewart <kstewart@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	"linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Andy Whitcroft <apw@canonical.com>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v6] checkpatch.pl: Add SPDX license tag check
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2018 15:44:54 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAOFm3uHSpL6XMm4ZtBrNUrUVMFwrsbD8PQReqY5V-Ja8kJ3kaQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <82b1f083-7df6-9c9f-e0a3-1cfc4a70a765@huawei.com>

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

  reply	other threads:[~2018-02-08 14:44 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 20+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-02-02 15:40 Rob Herring
2018-02-02 15:49 ` Igor Stoppa
2018-02-02 16:12   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2018-02-02 16:17     ` Jonathan Corbet
2018-02-02 18:27   ` Rob Herring
2018-02-02 19:06     ` Joe Perches
2018-02-02 20:18       ` Kate Stewart
2018-02-02 20:26         ` Kate Stewart
2018-02-02 20:55         ` Joe Perches
2018-02-08 14:41         ` Philippe Ombredanne
2018-02-02 20:57       ` Rob Herring
2018-02-02 21:10         ` Joe Perches
2018-02-03 13:41       ` Igor Stoppa
2018-02-08 14:44         ` Philippe Ombredanne [this message]
2018-02-08 14:35       ` Philippe Ombredanne
2018-02-08 17:24         ` Joe Perches
2018-02-08 18:09           ` Philippe Ombredanne
2018-02-02 21:18 ` Joe Perches
2018-02-09  0:35   ` Joe Perches
2018-02-09  5:58     ` Philippe Ombredanne

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