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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] COPYING: create a new file with points to the Kernel license files
Em Thu, 22 Mar 2018 05:13:55 -0700
Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org> escreveu:

> On Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 06:54:13AM -0300, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
> > +++ b/Documentation/process/license-rules.rst
> > @@ -4,15 +4,17 @@ Linux kernel licensing rules
> > ============================
> >
> > The Linux Kernel is provided under the terms of the GNU General Public
> > -License version 2 only (GPL-2.0), as published by the Free Software
> > -Foundation, and provided in the COPYING file. This documentation file is
> > -not meant to replace the COPYING file, but provides a description of how
> > -each source file should be annotated to make the licensing it is governed
> > -under clear and unambiguous.
> > -
> > -The license in the COPYING file applies to the kernel source as a whole,
> > -though individual source files can have a different license which is
> > -required to be compatible with the GPL-2.0::
> > +version 2 only (GPL-2.0), as written at LICENSES/preferred/GPL-2.0,
>
> ^^^ you dropped the word 'License' here
>
> Also, I think this should read "as provided in", not "as written at".
>
> > +with an explicit syscall exception described at
>
> s/at/in/
>
> > +LICENSES/exceptions/Linux-syscall-note, as described in the COPYING file.
>
> This phrasing is awkward with "desribed" used twice in the same sentence ...
>
> > +This documentation file is not meant to replace the Kernel's license,
> > +but provides a description of how each source file should be annotated
> > +to make the licensing it is governed under clear and unambiguous.
>
> I'd rather this said:
>
> This documentation file provides a description of how each source file
> should be annotated to make its license clear and unambiguous.

Thanks for your review!

I'll be submitting it again as a v2, with the following text at the
license-rules.rst preamble:


Linux kernel licensing rules
============================

The Linux Kernel is provided under the terms of the GNU General Public
License version 2 only (GPL-2.0), as provided in LICENSES/preferred/GPL-2.0,
with an explicit syscall exception described in
LICENSES/exceptions/Linux-syscall-note, as described in the COPYING file.

This documentation file provides a description of how each source file
should be annotated to make its license clear and unambiguous.
It doesn't replace the Kernel's license.

The license described in the COPYING file applies to the kernel source
as a whole, though individual source files can have a different license
which is required to be compatible with the GPL-2.0::



Regards,
Mauro


>



Thanks,
Mauro

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