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SubjectRe: [PATCH] USB: add SPDX identifiers to all files in drivers/usb/
On Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 10:26:22AM -0500, Rob Herring wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 3:38 AM, Greg Kroah-Hartman
> <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
> > It's good to have SPDX identifiers in all files to make it easier to
> > audit the kernel tree for correct licenses. This patch adds these
> > identifiers to all files in drivers/usb/ based on a script and data from
> > Thomas Gleixner, Philippe Ombredanne, and Kate Stewart.
> >
> > Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
> > Cc: Kate Stewart <kstewart@linuxfoundation.org>
> > Cc: Philippe Ombredanne <pombredanne@nexb.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
> > ---
> > Unless someone really complains, I'm going to add this to my tree for
> > 4.15-rc1.
>
> Glad to see this. I've been suggesting folks use SPDX tags on dts
> files as those are often dual licensed, so we have lots of license
> boilerplate. But I've had some push back[1] but it's not something I
> care to spend cycles on. It would be good to have some statement on
> the use of tags. Anything new should use them (I can dust off my
> checkpatch.pl check for this)? This is a good task for newbies? It's
> each maintainer's decision? It's the copyright holder's (and their
> lawyer's) decision?

As for what type of a task this is, we have a script and a huge database
that has been worked on by some people to make a lot of this pretty
"automatic" to apply.

For the "odd" issues that Russell is worried about, those we can take as
a case-by-case basis after we get through all of the obvious ones first.

Thomas and I are going to talk about this next week in Prague to see if
we can come up with a plan...

thanks,

greg k-h

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