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Am Dienstag, 12. November 2019, 00:54:16 CET schrieb Thomas Gleixner:

Hi Thomas,

> Stephan,
>
> On Mon, 11 Nov 2019, Stephan Müller wrote:
>
> thanks for Cc'ing me. I'll have a look at the technical details at later
> point in time.

Thank you very much for considering a review.

> While skimming through the patches I noticed, that you
> thankfully added the SPDX license identifiers, but
>
> > @@ -0,0 +1,105 @@
> > +// SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0 OR BSD-2-Clause
> > +/*
> > + * LRNG Fast Noise Source: CPU-based noise source
> > + *
> > + * Copyright (C) 2016 - 2019, Stephan Mueller <smueller@chronox.de>
> > + *
> > + * THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED ``AS IS'' AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED
> > + * WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES
> > + * OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ALL OF
> > + * WHICH ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR BE
> > + * LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR
> > + * CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT
> > + * OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR
> > + * BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF
> > + * LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT
> > + * (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE
> > + * USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
> > + * DAMAGE.
>
> we really want to get rid of these boiler plate disclaimers as they are
> already implicit by the SPDX license identifier and provide no real
> value.
>
> Aside of that, the above disclaimer has even a slightly different wording
> than the standard BSD-2-Clause disclaimer which is going to cause even more
> headaches as automated scanner tools will detect that and someone has to go
> through that unreadable uppercase yelling mess and figure out whether it's
> a legaly substantial difference.
>
> Can you please get rid of those?

Absolutely. I have removed that boiler plate disclaimer from all files.

Though I hope it is acceptable to wait for further comments before a
resubmission.

Thank you very much.

Ciao
Stephan


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