Re: [PATCH -v2] ftrace: Documentation
From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Thu Jul 17 2008 - 10:19:50 EST
On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 07:39:23AM -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Jul 2008, Florian Weimer wrote:
> > * Steven Rostedt:
> > > + License: The GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
> > Is it really a good idea to put files under GPL-incompatible licenses
> > into the tree?
> The document is not code. The GPL is not appropriate for it. I had this
> discussion when I wrote the rt-mutex-design.txt file, and the conclussion
> was that the GFDL was an appropriate license.
The GFDL is never appropriate, and certainly not for the kernel tree.
We had some files under it in the past and we decided to relicense them
after talking to the authors.
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