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Date:   Fri, 3 Nov 2017 17:53:01 +0100
From:   Johan Hovold <>
To:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
        Thomas Gleixner <>,
        Kate Stewart <>,
        Philippe Ombredanne <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] USB: add SPDX identifiers to all remaining files in

On Fri, Nov 03, 2017 at 11:28:30AM +0100, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> It's good to have SPDX identifiers in all files to make it easier to
> audit the kernel tree for correct licenses.
> Update the drivers/usb/ and include/linux/usb* files with the correct
> SPDX license identifier based on the license text in the file itself.
> The SPDX identifier is a legally binding shorthand, which can be used
> instead of the full boiler plate text.
> This work is based on a script and data from Thomas Gleixner, Philippe
> Ombredanne, and Kate Stewart.
> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <>
> Cc: Kate Stewart <>
> Cc: Philippe Ombredanne <>
> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

For USB serial:

Acked-by: Johan Hovold <>

I noticed several MODULE_LICENSE macros which did not match the headers
(e.g. "GPL" being used for version 2 only modules) for which I'll send a
follow-up patch.

Someone should probably write a script for that once the SPDX
identifiers are in.


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