Re: [PATCH v3 00/12] cros_ec: Match licenses and switch to SPDX identifier.
From: Enric Balletbo i Serra
Date: Fri Jun 08 2018 - 04:58:46 EST
On 06/06/18 17:42, Joe Perches wrote:
> On Wed, 2018-06-06 at 17:08 +0200, Enric Balletbo i Serra wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> This patchset is just to adopt the SPDX license identifier for all
>> ChromeOS Embedded Controller related drivers.
> This bit is fine,
>> The patches touches
>> different subsystems but every patch can be picked from their respective
>> maintainer independently.
>> This third version takes the license note as the valid license (I did
>> the contrary in the second version) so apart from add the SPDX tags it
>> also introduces new patches to match the license.
> But why change any MODULE_LICENSE text?
Because in some cases there is a mismatch between the license note and the
According to the documentation setting MODULE_LICENSE("GPL") means GNU Public
License v2 or later , in the cases where the license note tells explicitly
that is GPL v2 only I think that the MODULE_LICENSE should match and be changed
to "GPL v2".
> There are uses of MODULE_LICENSE("GPL") where
> the SPDX license identifier is some GPL variant
Right, but I suppose in such cases is wrong and should be changed too?
> For instance:
> $ git grep -P --name-only
> 'MODULE_LICENSE\s*\("GPL"\s*\)\s*;'| \
> xargs grep "SPDX-License-
> Identifier:" | \
> cut -f3- -d: | \
> sed -r 's@\s*\*/\s*$@@' | \
> sort |
> uniq -c | sort -rn
> 551 GPL-2.0+
> 281 GPL-2.0
> 13 GPL-1.0+
> 9 GPL-2.0-only
> 2 GPL-2.0 OR MIT
> 1 (GPL-2.0 OR MPL-1.1)
> 1 (GPL-2.0+ OR BSD-3-Clause)
> 1 (GPL-2.0 OR BSD-3-Clause)
> And if you were to do this, please do it tree-wide,
> and ideally via a script