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From: Jann Horn <jannh@google.com>
To: Salvatore Mesoraca <s.mesoraca16@gmail.com>
Cc: kernel list <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Kernel Hardening <kernel-hardening@lists.openwall.com>,
	Linux-MM <linux-mm@kvack.org>,
	linux-security-module <linux-security-module@vger.kernel.org>,
	Alexander Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>,
	Brad Spengler <spender@grsecurity.net>,
	Casey Schaufler <casey@schaufler-ca.com>,
	Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>,
	Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>,
	PaX Team <pageexec@freemail.hu>,
	"Serge E. Hallyn" <serge@hallyn.com>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	James Morris <jmorris@namei.org>,
	John Johansen <john.johansen@canonical.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 04/12] S.A.R.A.: generic DFA for string matching
Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2019 19:37:33 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAG48ez2f1TbUZt_0F99DLyzn-3DhjuoTJZ7Dwxgmto7J9ZQ95g@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAJHCu1+35GhGJY8jDMPEU8meYhJTVgvzY5sJgVCuLrxCoGgHEg@mail.gmail.com>

On Sun, Jul 7, 2019 at 6:01 PM Salvatore Mesoraca
<s.mesoraca16@gmail.com> wrote:
> Jann Horn <jannh@google.com> wrote:
> > Throughout the series, you are adding files that both add an SPDX
> > identifier and have a description of the license in the comment block
> > at the top. The SPDX identifier already identifies the license.
>
> I added the license description because I thought it was required anyway.
> IANAL, if you tell me that SPDX it's enough I'll remove the description.

IANAL too, but Documentation/process/license-rules.rst says:

====
The common way of expressing the license of a source file is to add the
matching boilerplate text into the top comment of the file.  Due to
formatting, typos etc. these "boilerplates" are hard to validate for
tools which are used in the context of license compliance.

An alternative to boilerplate text is the use of Software Package Data
Exchange (SPDX) license identifiers in each source file.  SPDX license
identifiers are machine parsable and precise shorthands for the license
under which the content of the file is contributed.  SPDX license
identifiers are managed by the SPDX Workgroup at the Linux Foundation and
have been agreed on by partners throughout the industry, tool vendors, and
legal teams.  For further information see https://spdx.org/

The Linux kernel requires the precise SPDX identifier in all source files.
The valid identifiers used in the kernel are explained in the section
`License identifiers`_ and have been retrieved from the official SPDX
license list at https://spdx.org/licenses/ along with the license texts.
====

and there have been lots of conversion patches to replace license
boilerplate headers with SPDX identifiers, see e.g. all the "treewide:
Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX" patches.

  reply	other threads:[~2019-07-08 17:38 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 35+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-07-06 10:54 [PATCH v5 00/12] S.A.R.A. a new stacked LSM Salvatore Mesoraca
2019-07-06 10:54 ` [PATCH v5 01/12] S.A.R.A.: add documentation Salvatore Mesoraca
2019-07-06 17:14   ` Randy Dunlap
2019-07-06 17:32     ` Salvatore Mesoraca
2019-07-13  0:14   ` James Morris
2019-07-06 10:54 ` [PATCH v5 02/12] S.A.R.A.: create framework Salvatore Mesoraca
2019-07-06 15:29   ` Randy Dunlap
2019-07-06 10:54 ` [PATCH v5 03/12] S.A.R.A.: cred blob management Salvatore Mesoraca
2019-07-12 23:35   ` James Morris
2019-07-06 10:54 ` [PATCH v5 04/12] S.A.R.A.: generic DFA for string matching Salvatore Mesoraca
2019-07-06 18:32   ` Jann Horn
2019-07-07 16:01     ` Salvatore Mesoraca
2019-07-08 17:37       ` Jann Horn [this message]
2019-10-06 16:49       ` Salvatore Mesoraca
2019-10-07 12:40         ` Jann Horn
2019-07-06 10:54 ` [PATCH v5 05/12] LSM: creation of "check_vmflags" LSM hook Salvatore Mesoraca
2019-07-06 10:54 ` [PATCH v5 06/12] S.A.R.A.: WX protection Salvatore Mesoraca
2019-07-06 15:38   ` Randy Dunlap
2019-07-06 19:28   ` Al Viro
2019-07-07 15:49     ` Salvatore Mesoraca
2019-07-09  4:51       ` Kees Cook
2019-07-08 12:42   ` David Laight
2019-07-06 10:54 ` [PATCH v5 07/12] LSM: creation of "pagefault_handler" LSM hook Salvatore Mesoraca
2019-07-06 10:54 ` [PATCH v5 08/12] S.A.R.A.: trampoline emulation Salvatore Mesoraca
2019-07-06 15:31   ` Randy Dunlap
2019-07-06 10:54 ` [PATCH v5 09/12] S.A.R.A.: WX protection procattr interface Salvatore Mesoraca
2019-07-06 10:54 ` [PATCH v5 10/12] S.A.R.A.: XATTRs support Salvatore Mesoraca
2019-07-06 10:54 ` [PATCH v5 11/12] S.A.R.A.: /proc/*/mem write limitation Salvatore Mesoraca
2019-07-06 18:20   ` Jann Horn
2019-07-07 16:15     ` Salvatore Mesoraca
2019-07-06 10:54 ` [PATCH v5 12/12] MAINTAINERS: take maintainership for S.A.R.A Salvatore Mesoraca
2019-07-06 14:33 ` [PATCH v5 00/12] S.A.R.A. a new stacked LSM Jordan Glover
2019-07-06 15:02   ` Salvatore Mesoraca
2019-07-07  1:16 ` James Morris
2019-07-07 15:40   ` Salvatore Mesoraca

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