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From: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>
To: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Cc: Thorsten Leemhuis <linux@leemhuis.info>,
	Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@infradead.org>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	linux-doc@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 1/3] LICENSES: Add the CC-BY-4.0 license
Date: Fri, 4 Dec 2020 14:26:43 -0700
Message-ID: <20201204142643.0c27f848@lwn.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <X8oqTyRNKMHChbA7@kroah.com>

On Fri, 4 Dec 2020 13:23:43 +0100
Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 04, 2020 at 07:43:48AM +0100, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> > Add the full text of the CC-BY-4.0 license to the kernel tree as well as
> > the required tags for reference and tooling.
> > 
> > The license text was copied directly from the following url, but for
> > clarification a 'Creative Commons' was added before 'Attribution 4.0
> > International' in the first line:
> > https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode.txt
> > 
> > CC-BY-4.0 is GPLv2 compatible, but when for example used for the
> > kernel's documentation it can easily happen that sphinx during
> > processing combines it with text or code from files using a more
> > restrictive license[1]. This bears pitfalls, hence point that risk out
> > and suggest to only use this license in combination with the GPLv2.
> > 
> > [1] https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20201201144314.GA14256@lst.de
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Thorsten Leemhuis <linux@leemhuis.info>
> > CC: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
> > CC: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
> > CC: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
> > ---
> >  LICENSES/dual/CC-BY-4.0 | 410 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> >  1 file changed, 410 insertions(+)
> >  create mode 100644 LICENSES/dual/CC-BY-4.0  
> 
> Reviewed-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
> 
Thanks for that.  Unless somebody screams, my intent is to apply these
patches in the near future.

jon

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Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-12-04  6:43 [PATCH v4 0/3] New documentation text describing how to report issues (aka "reporting-bugs rewritten") Thorsten Leemhuis
2020-12-04  6:43 ` [PATCH v4 1/3] LICENSES: Add the CC-BY-4.0 license Thorsten Leemhuis
2020-12-04 12:23   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2020-12-04 21:26     ` Jonathan Corbet [this message]
2020-12-04  6:43 ` [PATCH v4 2/3] docs: Add a new text describing how to report bugs Thorsten Leemhuis
2020-12-04  6:43 ` [PATCH v4 3/3] docs: make reporting-bugs.rst obsolete Thorsten Leemhuis
2020-12-08 17:44 ` [PATCH v4 0/3] New documentation text describing how to report issues (aka "reporting-bugs rewritten") Jonathan Corbet
2020-12-09  5:25   ` Thorsten Leemhuis

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