Re: Which SPDX Identifier for files without explicit GPL version

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Sun Oct 28 2018 - 07:39:38 EST

On Sun, Oct 28, 2018 at 11:04:06AM +0100, Michael Straube wrote:
> Hi,
> which GPL version should be used in SPDX Identifiers for files that
> are GPL licensed but do not mention any version? It is not clear to
> me after reading license-rules.rst.
> For example:
> /******************************************************************************
> * Copyright(c) 2008 - 2010 Realtek Corporation. All rights reserved.
> *
> * This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT
> * ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or
> * FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for
> * more details.
> *
> * The full GNU General Public License is included in this distribution in the
> * file called LICENSE.

Perhaps look up what version of the GPL that was originally contained in
the tarball that this driver was bundled with? I think that should be
on their website somewhere...

If not, it's v1, not a good thing, but all we have to go on. Also, try

> * Contact Information:
> * wlanfae <wlanfae@xxxxxxxxxxx>

That address :)


greg k-h