Re: FW: Invalid SPDX identifier in Linux source tree

Kate Stewart

Kernel community still recognizes GPL-2.0+ as valid, although we've deprecated it. 
The header quoted is fine. 

The conventions are documented in the kernel community trees, and the intention
is when all the files have SPDX-License-Identifier, to do a global cleanup.

Advice at this point is to stick with the pattern used in the kernel.

On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 8:22 PM Atwood, Mark <atwoodm@...> wrote:

I just got this note from one of my developers.


Is he correct? Should we or someone send a patch to Linux project?






Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 8:26 AM
To: Atwood, Mark <atwoodm@...>
Subject: Invalid SPDX identifier in Linux source tree



Sorry for the delay, I'm long overdue in forwarding this to you.

Contains the following invalid SPDX identifier:

/* SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0+ WITH Linux-syscall-note */

The SPDX list of license identifiers ( does not include GPL-2.0+ in any form.  The closest would (presumably) be GPL-2.0-or-later.



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