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From: Thomas Gleixner <>
Subject: [QLOGIC patch 0/5] Qlogic drivers: Convert to SPDX license identifiers
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 19:55:26 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

Dear Qlogic driver maintaners!

In our effort to clean up the license situation of the Linux kernel [1]
we've identified five Qlogic specific license files which reside in the
Documentation directory. Four of them contain a full copy of the GPLv2
license text and one (LICENSE.qla3xxx) contains a proprietary license for a
firmware binary which is not distributed with the Linux kernel. The latter
is a leftover from the old out of tree tarball which contained the firmware
binary along with the driver source. The same notice was in the qla2/4xxx
license files, but got cleaned up quite some time ago. Seems the qla3xxx
one was missed.

The following patch series replaces the license files with a proper SPDX
license identifier in the source files which today reference the license
files. There is no information lost because the copyright notices are in
the source files already and the GPLv2 license text is in the kernels
LICENSES directory. The qla3xxx cleanup removes the firmware license notice
as well because it is pointless in context of the kernel. See the
individual changelogs for detailed information about each driver/license

Please support our efforts to make the Linux kernels licensing clean and
compliance friendly. If you have questions feel free to ask or contact your
legal departement. In case your legal departement has questions or issues,
please direct them to the linux-spdx mailing list where these issues are

If you (and/or your legal departement) agree with these changes, then
please either reply with a Reviewed-by and we route them directly to Linus
or pick them up individually through your trees and let as know that they
are en route.

For your conveniance the patches are also available from git: qlogic




 networking/device_drivers/qlogic/LICENSE.qla3xxx |   46 ---
 networking/device_drivers/qlogic/LICENSE.qlcnic  |  288 ----------------------
 networking/device_drivers/qlogic/LICENSE.qlge    |  288 ----------------------
 scsi/LICENSE.qla2xxx                             |  290 -----------------------
 scsi/LICENSE.qla4xxx                             |  289 ----------------------
 5 files changed, 1201 deletions(-)

             reply	other threads:[~2019-06-11 19:21 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 20+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-06-11 17:55 Thomas Gleixner [this message]
2019-06-11 17:55 ` [QLOGIC patch 1/5] scsi/qla4xxx: " Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-12  4:38   ` Richard Fontana
2019-06-12  5:40     ` J Lovejoy
2019-06-12  9:40   ` Zavras, Alexios
2019-06-11 17:55 ` [QLOGIC patch 2/5] scsi/qla2xxx: " Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-12  4:32   ` Richard Fontana
2019-06-12  5:42     ` J Lovejoy
2019-06-12  9:41   ` Zavras, Alexios
2019-06-11 17:55 ` [QLOGIC patch 3/5] net/qlcnic: " Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-12  4:35   ` Richard Fontana
2019-06-12  5:34     ` J Lovejoy
2019-06-12  9:42   ` Zavras, Alexios
2019-06-11 17:55 ` [QLOGIC patch 4/5] net/qlge: " Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-12  4:24   ` Richard Fontana
2019-06-12  5:30     ` J Lovejoy
2019-06-12  9:43   ` Zavras, Alexios
2019-06-11 17:55 ` [QLOGIC patch 5/5] net/qla3xxx: " Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-12  4:27   ` Richard Fontana
2019-06-12  9:44   ` Zavras, Alexios

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