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From: "Rafał Miłecki" <zajec5@gmail.com>
To: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>,
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Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Kate Stewart <kate@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Philippe Ombredanne <pombredanne@nexb.com>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>,
	Russell King <rmk+kernel@armlinux.org.uk>,
	Rob Herring <rob.herring@linaro.org>,
	Jonas Oberg <jonas@fsfe.org>, Joe Perches <joe@perches.com>,
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	Kate Stewart <kstewart@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@gmail.com>
Subject: LICENSES: Missing ISC text & possibly a category ("Not recommended" vs. "Preferred licenses")
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2018 23:25:17 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CACna6rz_Ms2Uv1P6E0gCGNsRwK4nm=PMAOaJ5Uk9aJxs2VSamQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)

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

             reply	other threads:[~2018-04-28 21:25 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-04-28 21:25 Rafał Miłecki [this message]
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
2018-04-30  0:09     ` Greg Kroah-Hartman

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