Re: [PATCH] USB: add SPDX identifiers to all files in drivers/usb/

Oliver Fendt


great to see this direction of development.
This will are least clarify all the files which carry nothing expect the Marko
Because one of the interesting questions is "is this a legally binding expression of licensing?"


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Von: spdx-bounces@... [mailto:spdx-bounces@...] Im Auftrag von Philippe Ombredanne
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 19. Oktober 2017 20:28
An: SPDX-legal; spdx-tech@...; SPDX-general
Betreff: Fwd: [PATCH] USB: add SPDX identifiers to all files in drivers/usb/

In case you missed it: SPDX identifiers have landed in kernel land...
Read the whole thread at
And as a side effect, some new patches elsewhere are coming in with SPDX identifiers right in!
Philippe Ombredanne

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From: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...>
Date: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 10:38 AM
Subject: [PATCH] USB: add SPDX identifiers to all files in drivers/usb/
To: linux-usb@...
Cc: linux-kernel@..., Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...>, Kate Stewart <kstewart@...>, Philippe Ombredanne <pombredanne@...>

It's good to have SPDX identifiers in all files to make it easier to audit the kernel tree for correct licenses. This patch adds these identifiers to all files in drivers/usb/ based on a script and data from Thomas Gleixner, Philippe Ombredanne, and Kate Stewart.

Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...>
Cc: Kate Stewart <kstewart@...>
Cc: Philippe Ombredanne <pombredanne@...>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...>
Unless someone really complains, I'm going to add this to my tree for 4.15-rc1.

diff --git a/drivers/usb/Makefile b/drivers/usb/Makefile index 9650b351c26c..cb8d902b801d 100644
--- a/drivers/usb/Makefile
+++ b/drivers/usb/Makefile
@@ -1,6 +1,7 @@
# Makefile for the kernel USB device drivers.
+# SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0

# Object files in subdirectories

[....] long diff of 600 files removed for brevity...
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