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Date:   Thu, 9 Nov 2017 10:51:48 +0100
From:   Pavel Machek <>
To:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
        Thomas Gleixner <>,
        Kate Stewart <>,
        Philippe Ombredanne <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] USB: add SPDX identifiers to all remaining files in


> 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 <>
> ---
> v2: Use the "standard" format of putting the identifier at the top of
>     the file, and use // for .c and .h files.
>     Removed the files already marked in Linus's tree.
> Unless someone really complains, I'm going to add this to my tree for
> 4.15-rc1.

as you said in some other email... this stands out a bit too
much. What about using normal c comments, and put it near the original
license text? It is not exactly the most important thing...

Or maybe near the MODULE_LICENSE, so the two don't get out of sync?

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