Re: [PATCH V2] license-rules.rst and LICENSES: Use only spdx version 3 with -only and -or-later
From: Joe Perches
Date: Wed Aug 22 2018 - 16:23:02 EST
On Wed, 2018-08-22 at 13:12 -0700, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 12:47:57PM -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
> > Perhaps it's better to stick to a single SPDX version style for
> > all kernel files.
> > Right now, there are already several -only and -or-later uses.
> > $ git grep -P 'SPDX-License-Identifier.*(?:-or-later|-only)'| wc -l
> > 144
> > So perhaps a patch and a tool to do the reverse conversion:
> No. Any tool which does anything useful just has to understand both
> 2.0 and 3.0 naming. They're aliases for each other, that's all.
But that same tool would have to be updated if ever
yet-another spdx version appears.
So it'd probably be better to support just 1 version.