[PATCH 0/2] Use SPDX-License-Identifier for rockchip devicetree files

Philippe Ombredanne pombredanne at nexb.com
Fri Dec 15 05:45:34 PST 2017


On Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 12:44 PM, Klaus Goger
<klaus.goger at theobroma-systems.com> wrote:
> This patch series replaces all the license text in rockchip devicetree
> files text with a proper SPDX-License-Identifier.
> It follows the guidelines submitted[1] by Thomas Gleixner that are not
> yet merged.
> These series also fixes the issue with contradicting statements in most
> licenses. The introduction text claims to be GPL or X11[2] but the
> following verbatim copy of the license is actually a MIT[3] license.
> The X11 license includes a advertise clause and trademark information
> related to the X Consortium. As these X Consortium specfic points are
> irrelevant for us we stick with the actuall license text.
> [1] https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/10091607/
> [2] https://spdx.org/licenses/X11.html
> [3] https://spdx.org/licenses/MIT.html

FWIW, the X11 license name was not always something clearly defined.
SPDX calls it clearly MIT which is the most widely accepted name for
the corresponding text. And this is also what we have in Thomas doc
patches that should be the kernel reference.

Also, as a general note, you want to make sure that such as patch set
is not merged by mistake until you have collected an explicit review
or ack from all the copyright holders involved.

May be calling it an "RFC" could be best until you have these acks?

Philippe Ombredanne

More information about the Linux-rockchip mailing list