Re: Linux kernel enforcement statement discussion

Michael Dolan

On Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 7:47 PM James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@...> wrote:

So I think, realistically, the kernel wouldn't ever use this.  Now that
means don't do it, but I think it's legitimate to wonder how many other
projects would have similar problems.

Which leads back to my earlier point that the KES language specifically scopes the additional permission to the Linux kernel, so no one could use it "as-is" for another project. If the kernel community won't use the SPDX identifier, who will use it? If someone does modify their license with an additional permission at the project/file level, I would be more open to discussing adding a reference to the specific language used to enable it. Let's make a reference to the exception they use.

It's also important to read Grant's email which I see split off into the other thread where Jilayne and Phillipe did a great job analyzing the variants of the KES and GPLCC.

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