Re: [RESEND PATCH V2 1/2] input: misc: da9063: OnKey driver

From: Paul Bolle
Date: Fri Apr 24 2015 - 12:53:54 EST

On Fri, 2015-04-24 at 13:45 +0000, Opensource [Steve Twiss] wrote:
> That seems to be a fairly common mistake in the kernel.

It's an easy mistake to make. And as long as people pick an ident that
passes license_is_gpl_compatible() the module will build and load just

> When I did a
> straw-poll, around 10% of files came up with "GPL v2" and contained
> "any later version" text.

That seems plausible.

I'm inclined to think the difference between "GPL" and "GPL v2" is
mainly an accident of history (see
for some background). But apparently were stuck with these two idents.
Anyhow, in the last two months I've not come up with a better plan than
regularly check patches for mismatches like the one you made. If you
have a better idea, I'll be all ears.


Paul Bolle

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