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From: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
To: Kate Stewart <kstewart@linuxfoundation.org>
Cc: Allison Randal <allison@lohutok.net>, linux-spdx@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [Batch 5 - patch 24/25] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 124
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 14:33:50 +0200 (CEST)
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.21.1905241418410.2166@nanos.tec.linutronix.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAG_66ZRJTVROFSy6CfL8_ianA=qVR-UrjM_djodw4U6CKOwu2g@mail.gmail.com>

On Fri, 24 May 2019, Kate Stewart wrote:
> On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 12:50 AM Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> wrote:
> > On Thu, 23 May 2019, Allison Randal wrote:
> > > On 5/23/19 5:52 AM, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> > > > On Thu, 23 May 2019, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> > > >> - *
> > > >> - * This program is distributed "as is" WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY of any kind,
> > > >> - * whether express or implied; without even the implied warranty of
> > > >> - * MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU
> > > >> - * General Public License for more details.
> > > >
> > > > A new variant of the scheme ...
> > >
> > > Agreed on holding this one in the pile for further review. In this case,
> > > I'd say it's not materially different than the GPL-style disclaimer,
> > > even though it uses the BSD-style "as is" text.
> >
> > Right. My gut feeling would have waved it through, but the pattern matching
> > machine flagged it and while IANAL i started to become ANAL about these
> > details...
> >
> Agree,  in the messy set it belongs.

Which brings me to the question about these disclaimers in general. The FSF
proposed short disclaimer says:

    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.

It points to the GPL for details and that (the in kernel variant of v2)
says:

                            NO WARRANTY

  11. BECAUSE THE PROGRAM IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO WARRANTY
FOR THE PROGRAM, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.  EXCEPT WHEN
OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES
PROVIDE THE PROGRAM "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED
OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  THE ENTIRE RISK AS
TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM IS WITH YOU.  SHOULD THE
PROGRAM PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING,
REPAIR OR CORRECTION.

  12. IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING
WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY MODIFY AND/OR
REDISTRIBUTE THE PROGRAM AS PERMITTED ABOVE, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES,
INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING
OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PROGRAM (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED
TO LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY
YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE PROGRAM TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER
PROGRAMS), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

So it would be interesting to investigate which of the modified disclaimers
actually says something substantually different than the detailed version.

That above 'as is' add-on to the short disclaimer looks innocent enough for
me, but then IANAL :)

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
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 [this message]
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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