Re: remove recommendation re: standard license headers

Warner Losh

On Mon, Nov 22, 2021 at 8:42 PM Neal Gompa <ngompa13@...> wrote:
When code travels (e.g. Linux drm/ -> FreeBSD),
it's super-easy for compliance and understanding to be missed because
you've gutted the important information from the code itself.

There's no Linux drm code in FreeBSD proper. Certainly none with the new-style having
the only SPDX-License-Identifier: tags (there's a few stragglers from some ancient drm
implementation used only on arm on code that wasn't really from Linux).

I also checked the side project that provides packages for FreeBSD that has the
drm code in it. It's a mix of full copies and several files from Intel tagged with a MIT
license, which is clear enough the intent.

So could you elaborate a bit more on the problems and compliance issues? I'm
not following these issues might be for this side project, but would like to understand
because I've been advising them for almost 4 years and I've not heard even a whisper
of there being even the slightest issue until the call last week and now this email.


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