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* LICENSES: Missing ISC text & possibly a category ("Not recommended" vs. "Preferred licenses")
@ 2018-04-28 21:25 Rafał Miłecki
  2018-04-29  5:26 ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 6+ messages in thread
From: Rafał Miłecki @ 2018-04-28 21:25 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Thomas Gleixner, LKML, Jonathan Corbet, DOCUMENTATION
  Cc: Linus Torvalds, Andrew Morton, Kate Stewart, Philippe Ombredanne,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman, Christoph Hellwig, Russell King, Rob Herring,
	Jonas Oberg, Joe Perches, linux-xfs, Kate Stewart,
	Florian Fainelli

Hi,

Due to some maintainers *preferring* BSD-compatible license for DTS
files [0], I was writing mine using ISC. I had no very special reason
for it: I was choosing between BSD-2-Clause, MIT and ISC. I've chosen
ISC as I read about its "removal of language deemed unnecessary".

I took a moment to look at the new SPDX thing and noticed that:
1) File license-rules.rst provides "LICENSES/other/ISC" as an example
2) License file LICENSES/other/ISC doesn't exist
3) ISC is listed as an *example* under the "Not recommended licenses"

First of all, as ISC is used by some files in the Linux kernel, I
think it's worth adding to the LICENSE/*/ISC.

Secondly, it isn't 100% clear to me if ISC is preferred or not
recommended. File license-rules.rst suggests the later by listing it
as an example for "Not recommended". It's just an example though, so
I'm not 100% sure without seeing it in either: "preferred" or "other"
directories. Also if anyone finds it "Not recommended", can we get a
short explanation why is it so, please?

[0] https://lkml.org/lkml/2016/5/4/707

-- 
Rafał

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2018-04-28 21:25 LICENSES: Missing ISC text & possibly a category ("Not recommended" vs. "Preferred licenses") Rafał Miłecki
2018-04-29  5:26 ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2018-04-29  7:03   ` Luis R. Rodriguez
2018-04-29  7:31     ` Luis R. Rodriguez
2018-04-29 10:15   ` Rafał Miłecki
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