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From: Thorsten Leemhuis <linux@leemhuis.info>
To: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>
Cc: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@infradead.org>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	linux-doc@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Subject: [PATCH v4 1/3] LICENSES: Add the CC-BY-4.0 license
Date: Fri,  4 Dec 2020 07:43:48 +0100
Message-ID: <7115b6c20ae3e6db0370fe4002dd586011205e1c.1607063223.git.linux@leemhuis.info> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <cover.1607063223.git.linux@leemhuis.info>


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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

diff --git a/LICENSES/dual/CC-BY-4.0 b/LICENSES/dual/CC-BY-4.0
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..45a81b8e4669
--- /dev/null
+++ b/LICENSES/dual/CC-BY-4.0
@@ -0,0 +1,410 @@
+Valid-License-Identifier: CC-BY-4.0
+SPDX-URL: https://spdx.org/licenses/CC-BY-4.0
+Usage-Guide:
+  Do NOT use this license for code, but it's acceptable for content like artwork
+  or documentation. When using it for the latter, it's best to use it together
+  with a GPL2 compatible license using "OR", as CC-BY-4.0 texts processed by
+  the kernel's build system might combine it with content taken from more
+  restrictive licenses.
+  To use the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license put
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+    SPDX-License-Identifier: CC-BY-4.0
+License-Text:
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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 ` Thorsten Leemhuis [this message]
2020-12-04 12:23   ` [PATCH v4 1/3] LICENSES: Add the CC-BY-4.0 license Greg Kroah-Hartman
2020-12-04 21:26     ` Jonathan Corbet
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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