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From: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
To: linux-spdx@vger.kernel.org
Cc: Oliver Hartkopp <socketcan@hartkopp.net>
Subject: Re: [patch 16/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 16
Date: Mon, 20 May 2019 10:31:44 +0200 (CEST)
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.21.1905201027400.24434@nanos.tec.linutronix.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190519154042.138630237@linutronix.de>

Oliver,

On Sun, 19 May 2019, Thomas Gleixner wrote:

we are trying to clean up the licensing mess in the kernel with a lot of
assistance by tools. The goal is to replace all the boiler plate text with
SPDX identifiers.

We stumbled over the following:

> Based on 1 normalized pattern(s):
> 
>   this program is free software you can redistribute it and or modify
>   it under the terms of the gnu general public license as published by
>   the free software foundation either version 2 of the license or at
>   your option any later version this program is distributed in the
>   hope that it will be useful but without any warranty without even
>   the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular
>   purpose see the gnu general public license for more details you
>   should have received a copy of the gnu general public license along
>   with this program if not see http www gnu org licenses gpl html this
>   software is provided by the copyright holders and contributors as is
>   and any express or implied warranties including but not limited to
>   the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a
>   particular purpose are disclaimed in no event shall the copyright
>   owner or contributors be liable for any direct indirect incidental
>   special exemplary or consequential damages including but not limited
>   to procurement of substitute goods or services loss of use data or
>   profits or business interruption however caused and on any theory of
>   liability whether in contract strict liability or tort including
>   negligence or otherwise arising in any way out of the use of this
>   software even if advised of the possibility of such damage
> 
> extracted by the scancode license scanner the SPDX license identifier
> 
>   GPL-2.0-or-later
> 
> has been chosen to replace the boilerplate/reference in 1 file(s).
> 
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
> ---
> https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tglx/linux-spdx.git/commit/?h=step2&id=579b91f12dbc
> ---
>  drivers/net/can/slcan.c |   28 +---------------------------
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 27 deletions(-)
> 
> --- a/drivers/net/can/slcan.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/can/slcan.c
> @@ -1,3 +1,4 @@
> +// SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0-or-later
>  /*
>   * slcan.c - serial line CAN interface driver (using tty line discipline)
>   *
> @@ -6,33 +7,6 @@
>   * slip.c Authors  : Laurence Culhane <loz@holmes.demon.co.uk>
>   *                   Fred N. van Kempen <waltje@uwalt.nl.mugnet.org>
>   * slcan.c Author  : Oliver Hartkopp <socketcan@hartkopp.net>
> - *
> - * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
> - * under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
> - * Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your
> - * option) any later version.
> - *
> - * This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
> - * WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
> - * MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU
> - * General Public License for more details.
> - *
> - * You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
> - * with this program; if not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html

This is a bog standard GPL boilerplate, but the below is:

> - * THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS
> - * "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
> - * LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR
> - * A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT
> - * OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
> - * SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT
> - * LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE,
> - * DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY
> - * THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT
> - * (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE
> - * OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
> - * DAMAGE.

clearly a BSD style disclaimer. It's unclear what the intention of this
was. As the original contributor you might be able to shed some light on
it.

Thanks,

	tglx


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Thread overview: 148+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-19 13:51 [patch 00/25] First batch Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-19 13:51 ` [patch 01/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 1 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-19 17:23   ` J Lovejoy
2019-05-19 17:28     ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-19 21:47       ` Allison Randal
2019-05-20  1:03   ` Steve Winslow
2019-05-20  9:00   ` Greg KH
2019-05-20  9:04     ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-20  9:22       ` Greg KH
2019-05-20 20:13         ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-21 14:18   ` Michael Ellerman
2019-05-19 13:51 ` [patch 02/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 2 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-19 17:29   ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-19 21:50   ` Allison Randal
2019-05-20  0:44     ` Steve Winslow
2019-05-20  4:00     ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-20 17:17       ` J Lovejoy
2019-05-20 17:47         ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-20 18:09           ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-20 21:14           ` Allison Randal
2019-05-20 22:07     ` Philippe Ombredanne
2019-05-20 22:34       ` Allison Randal
2019-05-19 13:51 ` [patch 03/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 3 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-19 17:24   ` J Lovejoy
2019-05-19 17:30     ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-19 21:51       ` Allison Randal
2019-05-20  1:04   ` Steve Winslow
2019-05-19 13:51 ` [patch 04/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 4 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-19 17:25   ` J Lovejoy
2019-05-19 21:53     ` Allison Randal
2019-05-20  1:05   ` Steve Winslow
2019-05-19 13:51 ` [patch 05/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 5 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-19 17:25   ` J Lovejoy
2019-05-19 21:54     ` Allison Randal
2019-05-20  1:05   ` Steve Winslow
2019-05-21  1:20   ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-19 13:51 ` [patch 06/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 6 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-19 17:28   ` J Lovejoy
2019-05-19 22:32     ` Allison Randal
2019-05-20  0:53   ` Steve Winslow
2019-05-20 11:10     ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-20 16:50       ` Philippe Ombredanne
2019-05-19 13:51 ` [patch 07/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 7 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-19 17:29   ` J Lovejoy
2019-05-19 22:35     ` Allison Randal
2019-05-20  1:06   ` Steve Winslow
2019-05-21  1:21   ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-19 13:51 ` [patch 08/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 8 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-19 17:30   ` J Lovejoy
2019-05-19 22:40     ` Allison Randal
2019-05-20  0:57   ` Steve Winslow
2019-05-20  8:51     ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-19 13:51 ` [patch 09/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 9 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-19 17:30   ` J Lovejoy
2019-05-19 23:17     ` Allison Randal
2019-05-20  1:06   ` Steve Winslow
2019-05-21  1:21   ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-19 13:51 ` [patch 10/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 10 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-19 17:31   ` J Lovejoy
2019-05-19 23:18     ` Allison Randal
2019-05-20  1:06   ` Steve Winslow
2019-05-21  1:22   ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-19 13:51 ` [patch 11/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 11 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-19 17:31   ` J Lovejoy
2019-05-19 23:19     ` Allison Randal
2019-05-20  1:07   ` Steve Winslow
2019-05-21  1:22   ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-19 13:51 ` [patch 12/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 12 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-19 17:36   ` J Lovejoy
2019-05-19 23:26     ` Allison Randal
2019-05-20  1:07   ` Steve Winslow
2019-05-21  1:23   ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-19 13:51 ` [patch 13/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 13 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-19 17:38   ` J Lovejoy
2019-05-19 23:27     ` Allison Randal
2019-05-20  1:08   ` Steve Winslow
2019-05-21  1:24   ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-21 14:20   ` Michael Ellerman
2019-05-19 13:51 ` [patch 14/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 14 Thomas Gleixner
     [not found]   ` <01BD65EE-6C09-45E4-ACAB-074B16C19EE5@jilayne.com>
2019-05-19 17:49     ` J Lovejoy
2019-05-19 23:30       ` Allison Randal
2019-05-20  1:08   ` Steve Winslow
2019-05-21  1:26   ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-19 13:51 ` [patch 15/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 15 Thomas Gleixner
     [not found]   ` <345D7893-767F-42C5-A73D-599338174AAA@jilayne.com>
2019-05-19 17:50     ` J Lovejoy
2019-05-19 23:40       ` Allison Randal
2019-05-20  1:09   ` Steve Winslow
2019-05-21  1:26   ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-19 13:51 ` [patch 16/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 16 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-19 17:41   ` J Lovejoy
2019-05-19 23:40     ` Allison Randal
2019-05-20  0:27   ` Steve Winslow
2019-05-20  0:42     ` Richard Fontana
2019-05-20  2:42       ` Allison Randal
2019-05-20  5:25         ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-20 16:38       ` Philippe Ombredanne
2019-05-20 17:10         ` Richard Fontana
2019-05-20 17:28           ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-20 22:43             ` Philippe Ombredanne
2019-05-20  8:31   ` Thomas Gleixner [this message]
2019-05-19 13:51 ` [patch 17/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 17 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-19 17:41   ` J Lovejoy
2019-05-19 23:41     ` Allison Randal
2019-05-20  1:10   ` Steve Winslow
2019-05-21  1:28   ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-19 13:51 ` [patch 18/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 18 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-19 17:42   ` J Lovejoy
2019-05-19 23:49     ` Allison Randal
2019-05-20  1:10   ` Steve Winslow
2019-05-21  1:28   ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-19 13:51 ` [patch 19/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 19 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-19 17:50   ` J Lovejoy
2019-05-19 23:50     ` Allison Randal
2019-05-20  1:11   ` Steve Winslow
2019-05-21  1:29   ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-19 13:51 ` [patch 20/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 20 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-19 17:43   ` J Lovejoy
2019-05-19 23:57     ` Allison Randal
2019-05-20  1:11   ` Steve Winslow
2019-05-21  1:30   ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-19 13:51 ` [patch 21/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 21 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-19 17:44   ` J Lovejoy
2019-05-19 23:58     ` Allison Randal
2019-05-20  1:11   ` Steve Winslow
2019-05-21  1:31   ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-19 13:51 ` [patch 22/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 22 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-19 17:45   ` J Lovejoy
2019-05-20  1:26     ` Allison Randal
2019-05-20  1:11   ` Steve Winslow
2019-05-21  1:34   ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-21  5:46     ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-19 13:51 ` [patch 23/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 23 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-19 17:45   ` J Lovejoy
2019-05-20  1:27     ` Allison Randal
2019-05-20  1:12   ` Steve Winslow
2019-05-21  1:35   ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-19 13:51 ` [patch 24/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 24 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-19 17:51   ` J Lovejoy
2019-05-20  1:29     ` Allison Randal
2019-05-20  1:15   ` Steve Winslow
2019-05-21  1:36   ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-19 13:51 ` [patch 25/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 25 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-19 17:52   ` J Lovejoy
2019-05-20  1:31     ` Allison Randal
2019-05-20  1:15   ` Steve Winslow
2019-05-21  1:37   ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-21 10:20 ` [patch 00/25] First batch Greg KH
2019-05-21 10:24   ` Thomas Gleixner

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