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From: Greg KH <greg@kroah.com>
To: "Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult" <lkml@metux.net>
Cc: Armijn Hemel - Tjaldur Software Governance Solutions 
	<armijn@tjaldur.nl>, Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	linux-spdx@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [Batch 16 patch 01/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 226
Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2019 15:00:29 +0200
Message-ID: <20190603130029.GA30254@kroah.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <63f9b07d-248d-c813-705c-60810b95a8c4@metux.net>

On Mon, Jun 03, 2019 at 02:36:58PM +0200, Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult wrote:
> > Also, author doesn't necessarily mean copyright owner, company
> > affiliation also does not necessarily mean copyright is with the company
> > (it depends on the work contract) and it would require a lot more
> > research to find the true copyright owner.
> > 
> > The copyright statements also have other relevant information, such as
> > years. This is relevant to find out which copyright laws were in effect
> > when the code was published.
> 
> hmm, maybe we should start w/ introducing some rules for that for all
> new code ?
> 
> Maybe:
> 
> Rule 1: If not stated otherwise, the Signed-Off-By indicates the signer
>         claims copyright for the added or replaced lines of code.
>         This only affect any lines of code that were already present
>         (and unchanged) before these rules taking effect.
> Rule 2: New files shall have some SPDX-Copyright: header (checkpatch
>         should check for that).
> Rule 3: If the SPDX-Copyright header is present, all mentioned authors
>         claim copyright for the whole file, except for claims from other
>         rules.
> Rule 4: For existing files, SPDX-Copyright header may be added on a per-
>         case basis, when actual copyright claims have been validated.
> Rule 5: If the author is transferring his claims to some company, this
>         company shall be mentioned in the Signed-Off-By or SPDX-
>         Copyright headers.
> 
> Certainly, it will take a long time, until everything is really cleared
> up, but IMHO a good start, at least for all new code.

That's crazy, again, if people want to talk about SPDX-Copyright or
anything like that, please bring it up on the SPDX mailing list, not
this one, as that's not what this list is for (it is for applying the
_existing_ SPDX _LICENSE_ tags to the kernel source tree>0

thanks,

greg k-h

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Thread overview: 133+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-06-03  5:44 [Batch 16 patch 00/25] Batch 16 of random GPL notices/references Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-03  5:44 ` [Batch 16 patch 01/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 226 Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-03 10:11   ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
2019-06-03 10:46     ` Armijn Hemel - Tjaldur Software Governance Solutions
2019-06-03 12:36       ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
2019-06-03 13:00         ` Greg KH [this message]
2019-06-03 17:13         ` Armijn Hemel - Tjaldur Software Governance Solutions
2019-06-03 12:40   ` Zavras, Alexios
2019-06-03 17:53   ` Allison Randal
2019-06-03  5:44 ` [Batch 16 patch 02/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 227 Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-03 10:12   ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
2019-06-03 17:54   ` Allison Randal
2019-06-03  5:44 ` [Batch 16 patch 03/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 228 Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-03 10:14   ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
2019-06-03 12:44   ` Zavras, Alexios
2019-06-03 17:54   ` Allison Randal
2019-06-03  5:44 ` [Batch 16 patch 04/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 229 Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-03 10:15   ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
2019-06-03 12:46   ` Zavras, Alexios
2019-06-03 17:56   ` Allison Randal
2019-06-03  5:44 ` [Batch 16 patch 05/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 230 Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-03 10:17   ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
2019-06-03 12:47   ` Zavras, Alexios
2019-06-03 17:57   ` Allison Randal
2019-06-03  5:44 ` [Batch 16 patch 06/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 231 Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-03 10:19   ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
2019-06-03 12:50   ` Zavras, Alexios
2019-06-03 18:10     ` Allison Randal
2019-06-03  5:44 ` [Batch 16 patch 07/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 232 Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-03 10:04   ` Armijn Hemel - Tjaldur Software Governance Solutions
2019-06-03 10:20   ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
2019-06-03 12:51   ` Zavras, Alexios
2019-06-03 18:11   ` Allison Randal
2019-06-03  5:44 ` [Batch 16 patch 08/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 233 Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-03 10:04   ` Armijn Hemel - Tjaldur Software Governance Solutions
2019-06-03 10:33     ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
2019-06-03 11:36       ` Greg KH
2019-06-03 12:42         ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
2019-06-04  7:14           ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-03 12:52   ` Zavras, Alexios
2019-06-03 18:14   ` Allison Randal
2019-06-03  5:44 ` [Batch 16 patch 09/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 234 Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-03 10:44   ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
2019-06-03 12:55   ` Zavras, Alexios
2019-06-03 18:15   ` Allison Randal
2019-06-03  5:44 ` [Batch 16 patch 10/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 235 Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-03 10:51   ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
     [not found]   ` <1559560444-31041-1-git-send-email-info@metux.net>
2019-06-03 11:14     ` [PATCH] treewide: refined: " Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
2019-06-03 11:35       ` Greg KH
2019-06-03 12:40         ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
2019-06-04  7:17       ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-04  8:31         ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
2019-06-04  8:47           ` Greg KH
2019-06-04  8:53             ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
2019-06-04  9:10               ` Greg KH
2019-06-04 13:18               ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-03 12:57   ` [Batch 16 patch 10/25] treewide: " Zavras, Alexios
2019-06-03 18:16   ` Allison Randal
2019-06-03  5:44 ` [Batch 16 patch 11/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 236 Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-03 11:22   ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
2019-06-03 12:59   ` Zavras, Alexios
2019-06-03 18:18   ` Allison Randal
2019-06-03  5:44 ` [Batch 16 patch 12/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 237 Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-03 11:22   ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
2019-06-03 13:00   ` Zavras, Alexios
2019-06-03 18:19   ` Allison Randal
2019-06-03  5:44 ` [Batch 16 patch 13/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 238 Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-03 11:23   ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
2019-06-03 15:40   ` Zavras, Alexios
2019-06-03 18:20   ` Allison Randal
2019-06-03  5:44 ` [Batch 16 patch 14/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 239 Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-03 11:24   ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
2019-06-03 15:41   ` Zavras, Alexios
2019-06-03 17:56   ` Armijn Hemel - Tjaldur Software Governance Solutions
2019-06-03 18:21   ` Allison Randal
2019-06-03  5:44 ` [Batch 16 patch 15/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 240 Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-03 11:30   ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
2019-06-03 11:45     ` Greg KH
2019-06-04  7:15       ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-04  7:19     ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-03  5:44 ` [Batch 16 patch 16/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 241 Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-03 11:34   ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
2019-06-03 15:44   ` Zavras, Alexios
2019-06-03 18:05     ` Greg KH
2019-06-03 18:18       ` dmg
2019-06-03 18:23         ` dmg
2019-06-03 18:28       ` Allison Randal
2019-06-04  9:14         ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
2019-06-04  9:16           ` Greg KH
2019-07-12  2:34             ` Denver Gingerich
2019-07-12  5:23               ` Greg KH
2019-06-03  5:44 ` [Batch 16 patch 17/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 242 Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-03 11:41   ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
2019-06-03 15:47   ` Zavras, Alexios
2019-06-03 18:04     ` Greg KH
2019-06-03 18:30       ` Allison Randal
2019-06-04  9:36       ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
2019-06-03  5:44 ` [Batch 16 patch 18/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 243 Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-03 11:41   ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
2019-06-03 15:48   ` Zavras, Alexios
2019-06-03 17:57   ` Armijn Hemel - Tjaldur Software Governance Solutions
2019-06-03 18:31   ` Allison Randal
2019-06-03  5:45 ` [Batch 16 patch 19/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 244 Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-03 11:42   ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
2019-06-03 15:49   ` Zavras, Alexios
2019-06-03 18:32   ` Allison Randal
2019-06-03  5:45 ` [Batch 16 patch 20/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 245 Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-03 11:42   ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
2019-06-03 15:49   ` Zavras, Alexios
2019-06-03 18:32   ` Allison Randal
2019-06-03  5:45 ` [Batch 16 patch 21/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 246 Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-03 11:43   ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
2019-06-03 15:51   ` Zavras, Alexios
2019-06-03 18:33   ` Allison Randal
2019-06-03  5:45 ` [Batch 16 patch 22/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 247 Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-03 12:11   ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
2019-06-03 14:24     ` Dominik Brodowski
2019-06-03 15:55   ` Zavras, Alexios
2019-06-03 18:35   ` Allison Randal
2019-06-03  5:45 ` [Batch 16 patch 23/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 248 Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-03 12:12   ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
2019-06-03 15:56   ` Zavras, Alexios
2019-06-03 18:00   ` Armijn Hemel - Tjaldur Software Governance Solutions
2019-06-03 18:36   ` Allison Randal
2019-06-03  5:45 ` [Batch 16 patch 24/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 249 Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-03 12:12   ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
2019-06-03 15:58   ` Zavras, Alexios
2019-06-03 18:03     ` Greg KH
2019-06-03 18:38       ` Allison Randal
2019-06-03  5:45 ` [Batch 16 patch 25/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 250 Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-03 12:13   ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
2019-06-03 15:59   ` Zavras, Alexios
2019-06-03 18:39   ` Allison Randal

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