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From: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>
To: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>, Nishanth Menon <nm@ti.com>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-spdx@vger.kernel.org,
	Rahul T R <r-ravikumar@ti.com>, Nishanth Menon <nm@ti.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] scripts/spdxcheck.py: Lets strictly read license files in utf-8
Date: Wed, 07 Jul 2021 10:53:12 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87y2aiukuf.fsf@meer.lwn.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87h7h6qz0w.ffs@nanos.tec.linutronix.de>

Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> writes:

> Nishanth,
> On Fri, Jul 02 2021 at 20:21, Nishanth Menon wrote:
>> Commit bc41a7f36469 ("LICENSES: Add the CC-BY-4.0 license")
>> unfortunately introduced LICENSES/dual/CC-BY-4.0 in UTF-8 Unicode text
>
> Sigh. Why are people adding such things w/o running this script in the
> first place.

I have a guess on that front ... there is nothing in our documentation
that says anybody should run it, and the script itself gives no
indication of what it does, when it should be run, or how to run it.
That might just reduce uptake a little bit...:)

I increasingly believe that anything we add to scripts/ should start
with a "usage" header describing why it exists and how to make it do its
thing.  That would be a welcome addition to spdxcheck.py.  Adding
something to Documentation/process/license-rules.html would be a nice
bonus.

Thanks,

jon

      reply	other threads:[~2021-07-07 16:53 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-03  1:21 Nishanth Menon
2021-07-07  9:00 ` Thomas Gleixner
2021-07-07 16:53   ` Jonathan Corbet [this message]

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