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From: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
To: Richard Fontana <rfontana@redhat.com>
Cc: linux-spdx@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [Batch 5 - patch 08/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 108
Date: Thu, 23 May 2019 15:06:43 +0200 (CEST)
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.21.1905231459080.2291@nanos.tec.linutronix.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <alpine.DEB.2.21.1905231427040.2291@nanos.tec.linutronix.de>

On Thu, 23 May 2019, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> On Thu, 23 May 2019, Richard Fontana wrote:
> > > - *
> > > - * You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
> > > - * along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
> > > - * Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA
> 
> So if FSF insists on keeping this, then we need at least fix the
> address. It's outdated....
> 
> And looking at quite some of the other boilerplate, including stuff which
> originates from FSF/GNU, then there is not only outdated information, there
> is also actively misleading information like the wide spread link to:
> 
>    http://www.fsf.org/copyleft/gpl.html
>    http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html
> 
> which both bring you to the GPL v3 page.
> 
> This one:
> 
>    http://www.gnu.org/licenses/
> 
> is not really making anything clear either.

And there is precedence, that the FSF did not holler for almost 6 years:

  https://github.com/u-boot/u-boot/commit/1a4596601fd395f3afb8f82f3f840c5e00bdd57a

commit 1a4596601fd395f3afb8f82f3f840c5e00bdd57a
Author: Wolfgang Denk <wd@denx.de>
Date:   Mon Jul 8 09:37:19 2013 +0200

    Add GPL-2.0+ SPDX-License-Identifier to source files
    
    Signed-off-by: Wolfgang Denk <wd@denx.de>
    [trini: Fixup common/cmd_io.c]
    Signed-off-by: Tom Rini <trini@ti.com>

<snip .... >

--- a/arch/x86/lib/string.c
+++ b/arch/x86/lib/string.c
@@ -3,23 +3,7 @@
  * This file is part of the GNU C Library.
  * Copyright (c) 2011 The Chromium OS Authors.
  *
- * See file CREDITS for list of people who contributed to this
- * project.
- *
- * 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, write to the Free Software
- * Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston,
- * MA 02111-1307 USA
+ * SPDX-License-Identifier:    GPL-2.0+
  */

The full file header today is:

// SPDX-License-Identifier:    GPL-2.0+
/*
 * Copyright (C) 1991,1992,1993,1997,1998,2003, 2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
 * This file is part of the GNU C Library.
 * Copyright (c) 2011 The Chromium OS Authors.
 */

There are more examples in u-boot doing the same on other files which
originate from a GNU/FSF source.

Thanks,

	tglx

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Thread overview: 101+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-23  9:14 [Batch 5 - patch 00/25] Batch 5 of random GPL notices/references Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-23  9:14 ` [Batch 5 - patch 01/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 101 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-23 12:44   ` Richard Fontana
2019-05-23 22:18   ` Allison Randal
2019-05-24  1:10   ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-23  9:14 ` [Batch 5 - patch 02/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 102 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-23 12:08   ` Richard Fontana
2019-05-23 22:18   ` Allison Randal
2019-05-24  1:10   ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-23  9:14 ` [Batch 5 - patch 03/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 103 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-23 12:52   ` Richard Fontana
2019-05-23 22:19   ` Allison Randal
2019-05-24  1:11   ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-23  9:14 ` [Batch 5 - patch 04/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 104 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-23 12:41   ` Richard Fontana
2019-05-23 22:20   ` Allison Randal
2019-05-24  1:12   ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-23  9:14 ` [Batch 5 - patch 05/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 105 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-23 11:44   ` Richard Fontana
2019-05-23 22:21   ` Allison Randal
2019-05-24  1:12   ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-23  9:14 ` [Batch 5 - patch 06/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 106 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-23 11:45   ` Richard Fontana
2019-05-23 22:21   ` Allison Randal
2019-05-24  1:13   ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-23  9:14 ` [Batch 5 - patch 07/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 107 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-23  9:45   ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-23  9:14 ` [Batch 5 - patch 08/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 108 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-23 11:54   ` Richard Fontana
2019-05-23 12:36     ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-23 13:06       ` Thomas Gleixner [this message]
2019-05-23  9:14 ` [Batch 5 - patch 09/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 109 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-23  9:46   ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-23  9:14 ` [Batch 5 - patch 10/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 110 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-23 12:43   ` Richard Fontana
2019-05-23 22:26   ` Allison Randal
2019-05-24  1:13   ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-23  9:14 ` [Batch 5 - patch 11/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 111 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-23 12:43   ` Richard Fontana
2019-05-23 22:26   ` Allison Randal
2019-05-24  1:14   ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-23  9:14 ` [Batch 5 - patch 12/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 112 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-23 12:43   ` Richard Fontana
2019-05-23 22:27   ` Allison Randal
2019-05-24  1:14   ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-23  9:14 ` [Batch 5 - patch 13/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 113 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-23 12:07   ` Richard Fontana
2019-05-23 22:27   ` Allison Randal
2019-05-24  1:15   ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-23  9:14 ` [Batch 5 - patch 14/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 114 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-23 12:38   ` Richard Fontana
2019-05-23 22:28   ` Allison Randal
2019-05-24 10:51   ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-23  9:14 ` [Batch 5 - patch 15/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 115 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-23 12:42   ` Richard Fontana
2019-05-23  9:14 ` [Batch 5 - patch 16/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 116 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-23 12:39   ` Richard Fontana
2019-05-23 22:30   ` Allison Randal
2019-05-23  9:14 ` [Batch 5 - patch 17/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 117 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-23  9:51   ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-23 12:02   ` Richard Fontana
2019-05-23 12:24     ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-23  9:14 ` [Batch 5 - patch 18/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 118 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-23 12:06   ` Richard Fontana
2019-05-23 22:32   ` Allison Randal
2019-05-24 10:55   ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-23  9:14 ` [Batch 5 - patch 19/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 119 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-23 12:38   ` Richard Fontana
2019-05-23 22:33   ` Allison Randal
2019-05-24 10:56   ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-23  9:14 ` [Batch 5 - patch 20/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 120 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-23 12:37   ` Richard Fontana
2019-05-23 22:33   ` Allison Randal
2019-05-24 10:57   ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-23  9:14 ` [Batch 5 - patch 21/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 121 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-23 12:10   ` Richard Fontana
2019-05-23 22:34   ` Allison Randal
2019-05-24 10:58   ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-23  9:14 ` [Batch 5 - patch 22/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 122 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-23 12:09   ` Richard Fontana
2019-05-23 22:35   ` Allison Randal
2019-05-24 10:59   ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-23  9:15 ` [Batch 5 - patch 23/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 123 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-23 12:08   ` Richard Fontana
2019-05-23 22:36   ` Allison Randal
2019-05-24 11:00   ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-23  9:15 ` [Batch 5 - patch 24/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 124 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-23  9:52   ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-23 22:42     ` Allison Randal
2019-05-24  5:50       ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-24 12:00         ` Kate Stewart
2019-05-24 12:33           ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-24 15:09             ` Allison Randal
2019-05-24 16:16               ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-24 17:15                 ` Allison Randal
2019-06-02 18:06             ` J Lovejoy
2019-05-23 12:51   ` Richard Fontana
2019-05-23  9:15 ` [Batch 5 - patch 25/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 125 Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-23 12:10   ` Richard Fontana
2019-05-23 22:41   ` Allison Randal
2019-05-24 11:00   ` Kate Stewart

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