U-Boot: short license headers using SPDX Identifier
Roger Meier <roger@...>
I had a discussion with U-Boot Creator and Core Developer Wolfgang Denk.
He made some patches, they were accepted and the result is this header:
# (C) Copyright 2000-2013
# Wolfgang Denk, DENX Software Engineering, wd@....
# SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0+
and a Licenses folder with a README, Exception and the Licenses:
see also mailing list details here:
or this web site: http://www.denx.de/wiki/U-Boot/Licensing
It is not applied to all files of U-Boot. However, more than 5760 files
already use this new header.
a very resourceful way to simplify the license topic and an important step
towards adoption of SPDX
usage within projects and SPDX files provided with OSS releases.
all the best!
PS: similar discussions at Apache:
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org> you wrote:
Thanks (again) for poinin me in this direction. I really like the
idea of consistent, automatically parsable Unique License Identifiers.
and a Licenses folder with a README, Exception and the Licenses:I would like to point out that this is just a "not yet"; this is still
work in progress - unfortunately the conversion requires careful
inspection and manual operation for a significant part of the files.
But then, this just makes all the more clear how urgently such an
improvement was needed.
a very resourceful way to simplify the license topic and an important stepThe most interesting thing now is to watch if other projects pick up
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Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing.
Jilayne Lovejoy <jilayne.lovejoy@...>
YES!!!! Yes, yes, yes. Thank you for being the trail blazer :)toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
We have talked about this idea quite a bit. I'm posting to the Legal Team
as well, in case some are not also on the General list.
SPDX Legal Team | Co-lead
OpenLogic, Inc. | Corporate Counsel
On 7/26/13 7:20 AM, "Wolfgang Denk" <wd@...> wrote: