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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] COPYING: create a new file with points to the Kernel license files
On Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 06:54:13AM -0300, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
> With the addition of SPDX patchset, the contents of COPYING file
> is now duplicated at two other files under LICENSE:
> LICENSES/preferred/GPL-2.0
> LICENSES/exceptions/Linux-syscall-note
> It is easy to check that the contents of the licence written on
> those files are identical with COPYING using:
> $ diff -upr COPYING LICENSES/preferred/GPL-2.0
> $ diff -upr COPYING LICENSES/exceptions/Linux-syscall-note|less
> Also, a new file was added, with describes how SPDX should work at
> the Kernel source files:
> Documentation/process/license-rules.rst
> Instead fo having it copying the contents of two files, and not
> even mentioning the third one, replace it by a file whose content
> points to the other tree files, preserving the Kernel's license.
> Adjust license-rules.rst accordingly.
> Please notice that this file preserves the Kernel license as
> is, without any changes.
> Signed-off-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <>

Reviewed-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

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