Re: [PATCH v10 1/2] LICENSES: Add the copyleft-next-0.3.1 license

From: Kees Cook
Date: Sat Oct 01 2022 - 11:08:22 EST

On Tue, Sep 13, 2022 at 11:01:46PM -0700, Luis Chamberlain wrote:
> Add the full text of the copyleft-next-0.3.1 license to the kernel
> tree as well as the required tags for reference and tooling.
> The license text was copied directly from the copyleft-next project's
> git tree [0].
> Discussion of using copyleft-next-0.3.1 on Linux started since June,
> 2016 [1]. In the end Linus' preference was to have drivers use
> MODULE_LICENSE("GPL") to make it clear that the GPL applies when it
> comes to Linux [2]. Additionally, even though copyleft-next-0.3.1 has
> been found to be to be GPLv2 compatible by three attorneys at SUSE and
> Redhat [3], to err on the side of caution we simply recommend to
> always use the "OR" language for this license [4].

IANA copyright lawyer, but the use of "OR" seems sensible to me, and I
see no reason to NOT add this license.

> [...]
> LICENSES/dual/copyleft-next-0.3.1 | 236 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> [...]

The contents[1] of this license match the patch.

Reviewed-by: Kees Cook <keescook@xxxxxxxxxxxx>



Kees Cook