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

From: Jonathan Corbet
Date: Fri Aug 17 2018 - 07:37:17 EST

On Thu, 16 Aug 2018 11:26:03 -0700
Joe Perches <joe@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> The current linux-kernel source git tree has a mixture of the deprecated
> spdx version 2 and the newer version 3 uses.
> Update the process/license-rules.rst file to show only the version 3 style
> and use only the version 3 styles in LICENSES.
> Add a script to update all old versions in the tree as well.
> I suggest this be applied and the script be run and applied immediately
> after an -rc1. The script could also be used at any time after the initial
> use to update any other deprecated spdx license uses.

All seems OK to me, with one question: if we're going to run the script
and fix everything up, do we really need to add that script to the tree
as well? It seems like something we shouldn't need again.

If we *do* keep it for some reason, it needs a comment saying what it
does and why it exists.