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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] USB: add SPDX identifiers to all remaining files in drivers/usb/
On Fri, Nov 03, 2017 at 05:53:01PM +0100, Johan Hovold wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 03, 2017 at 11:28:30AM +0100, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > It's good to have SPDX identifiers in all files to make it easier to
> > audit the kernel tree for correct licenses.
> >
> > Update the drivers/usb/ and include/linux/usb* files with the correct
> > SPDX license identifier based on the license text in the file itself.
> > The SPDX identifier is a legally binding shorthand, which can be used
> > instead of the full boiler plate text.
> >
> > This work is based on a script and data from Thomas Gleixner, Philippe
> > Ombredanne, and Kate Stewart.
> >
> > Cc: Thomas Gleixner <>
> > Cc: Kate Stewart <>
> > Cc: Philippe Ombredanne <>
> > Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
> For USB serial:
> Acked-by: Johan Hovold <>

Great, thanks for the ack.

> I noticed several MODULE_LICENSE macros which did not match the headers
> (e.g. "GPL" being used for version 2 only modules) for which I'll send a
> follow-up patch.
> Someone should probably write a script for that once the SPDX
> identifiers are in.

Yes, I think that someone might have a script for that, it will be much
easier to detect these things now. The issue is that the "v2" marking
came after the original "GPL" marking for MODULE_LICENSE() from what I
remember, so many of those will be wrong.


greg k-h

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