Re: [PATCH V2] license-rules.rst and LICENSES: Use only spdx version 3 with -only and -or-later

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Wed Aug 22 2018 - 14:13:47 EST

On Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 11:01 AM Joe Perches <joe@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> How likely is it that this is applied at rc1?

I'm staying out of the crazy license name bikeshedding, so it's going
to be up to the people who have decided they care.

I think whoever *did* care and argued for the change to the SPDX
format is a hopeless wanker. "GPL-2.0{-only,-or-later}" is in no ways
better than the "GPL-2.0{,+}" that was in an earlier version of the
SPDX spec

So I want nothing at all to do with pointless patches. Life is too
short to deal with this.

Other people disagree, so I expect I will get these kinds of stupid
noise patches through the usual channels.

But I refuse to actively spend my time on them.