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SPDX license identifiers in the Linux kernel

Kate Stewart
 


Some of you have already noticed that this started in 2016
but as of 4.14, we had a major breakthrough and cleanup
of all the files without a license reference all had SDPX identifiers
added to them. 

There are some good writeups of the work emerging.

LWN has an excellent summary with links to more references at:


There's also a good blog by one of the kernel developers 
from Samsung explaining how to add the identifiers as well
that came out last week.


Some other excellent documentation that has emerged
including how to integrate SPDX one liners into a project 
is available at:  https://reuse.software/practices/  which the linux kernel
developers have consulted and worked with for the kernel. 

Thanks, Kate

Shane Coughlan
 

Hi Kate

This is tremendous news and great progress. I’ve shared it on social media as well.

Regards

Shane

On Dec 8, 2017, at 03:34 , Kate Stewart <kstewart@...> wrote:


Some of you have already noticed that this started in 2016
but as of 4.14, we had a major breakthrough and cleanup
of all the files without a license reference all had SDPX identifiers
added to them. 

There are some good writeups of the work emerging.

LWN has an excellent summary with links to more references at:


There's also a good blog by one of the kernel developers 
from Samsung explaining how to add the identifiers as well
that came out last week.


Some other excellent documentation that has emerged
including how to integrate SPDX one liners into a project 
is available at:  https://reuse.software/practices/  which the linux kernel
developers have consulted and worked with for the kernel. 

Thanks, Kate
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