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SubjectRE: [GIT PULL] SPDX update for 5.2-rc1 - round 1

> -----Original Message-----
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> On Behalf Of Alexandre Belloni
> Sent: Wednesday, 29 May, 2019 15:13
> Subject: Re: [GIT PULL] SPDX update for 5.2-rc1 - round 1
> Hello,
> On 21/05/2019 15:32:57+0200, Greg KH wrote:
> > - Add GPL-2.0-only or GPL-2.0-or-later tags to files where our scan
> I'm very confused by those two tags because they are not mentioned in the
> SPDX 2.1 specification or the kernel documentation and seem to just be from
> which doesn't seem to be versionned anywhere.
> While I understand the rationale behind those, I believe the correct way of
> introducing them would be first to add them in the spec and documentation
> and then make use of them.

The "GPL-2.0-only" and "GPL-2.0-or-later" are license short identifiers.
They do not belong to the SPDX spec, but rather on the license list.
They were introduced in the SPDX License List v3.0 (current version is 3.5):

It seems the examples in the kernel documentation use identifiers
from earlier versions of the license list.

> Now, what should we do with all the GPL-2.0 and GPL-2.0+ tags that we have?

These are still valid identifiers (albeit deprecated),
so there is no urgent need to have them replaced.

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