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From: Philippe Ombredanne <pombredanne@nexb.com>
To: "Alexander A. Klimov" <grandmaster@al2klimov.de>
Cc: Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	linux-spdx@vger.kernel.org, LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] LICENSES: Replace HTTP links with HTTPS ones
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 23:46:11 +0200
Message-ID: <CAOFm3uEj6yt9Y7BmuW9s9ob10v0CJgDbywrxQtJvMOxkgjx9cg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200721145038.GA1991774@kroah.com>

Hi Alexander:

On Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 4:50 PM Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
>
> On Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 10:42:31AM +0200, Alexander A. Klimov wrote:
> > Rationale:
> > Reduces attack surface on kernel devs opening the links for MITM
> > as HTTPS traffic is much harder to manipulate.
> >
> > Deterministic algorithm:
> > For each file:
> >   If not .svg:
> >     For each line:
> >       If doesn't contain `\bxmlns\b`:
> >         For each link, `\bhttp://[^# \t\r\n]*(?:\w|/)`:
> >         If neither `\bgnu\.org/license`, nor `\bmozilla\.org/MPL\b`:
> >             If both the HTTP and HTTPS versions
> >             return 200 OK and serve the same content:
> >               Replace HTTP with HTTPS.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Alexander A. Klimov <grandmaster@al2klimov.de>
> > ---
> >  Continuing my work started at 93431e0607e5.
> >  See also: git log --oneline '--author=Alexander A. Klimov <grandmaster@al2klimov.de>' v5.7..master
> >  (Actually letting a shell for loop submit all this stuff for me.)
> >
> >  If there are any URLs to be removed completely or at least not just HTTPSified:
> >  Just clearly say so and I'll *undo my change*.
> >  See also: https://lkml.org/lkml/2020/6/27/64
> >
> >  If there are any valid, but yet not changed URLs:
> >  See: https://lkml.org/lkml/2020/6/26/837
> >
> >  If you apply the patch, please let me know.
> >
> >  Sorry again to all maintainers who complained about subject lines.
> >  Now I realized that you want an actually perfect prefixes,
> >  not just subsystem ones.
> >  I tried my best...
> >  And yes, *I could* (at least half-)automate it.
> >  Impossible is nothing! :)
> >
> >
> >  LICENSES/dual/Apache-2.0 | 2 +-
> >  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/LICENSES/dual/Apache-2.0 b/LICENSES/dual/Apache-2.0
> > index 6e89ddeab187..fd71308fd2c3 100644
> > --- a/LICENSES/dual/Apache-2.0
> > +++ b/LICENSES/dual/Apache-2.0
> > @@ -15,7 +15,7 @@ Apache License
> >
> >  Version 2.0, January 2004
> >
> > -http://www.apache.org/licenses/
> > +https://www.apache.org/licenses/
> >
> >  TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR USE, REPRODUCTION, AND DISTRIBUTION
> >
> > --
> > 2.27.0
> >
>
> You can't change the text of a license that comes from elsewhere.  This
> file is fine as-is.

It is so fine that -FWIW- even the Apache folks toyed with the idea of
updating their license text to switch to HTTPS there and decided not
to [1] which is IMHO a sane thing.

[1] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-457
-- 
Cordially
Philippe Ombredanne

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2020-07-13  8:42 Alexander A. Klimov
2020-07-21 14:50 ` Greg KH
2020-07-30 21:46   ` Philippe Ombredanne [this message]

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