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Date:   Thu, 9 Nov 2017 11:42:37 +0100
From:   Pavel Machek <pavel@....cz>
To:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
Cc:     linux-usb@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Kate Stewart <kstewart@...uxfoundation.org>,
        Philippe Ombredanne <pombredanne@...b.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] USB: add SPDX identifiers to all remaining files in
 drivers/usb/

On Thu 2017-11-09 11:40:28, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 09, 2017 at 10:51:48AM +0100, Pavel Machek wrote:
> > Hi!
> > 
> > > 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 <tglx@...utronix.de>
> > > Cc: Kate Stewart <kstewart@...uxfoundation.org>
> > > Cc: Philippe Ombredanne <pombredanne@...b.com>
> > > Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
> > > ---
> > > 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.
> 
> That is the goal, sorry.

Then it is bad goal.

Automated tools can pick it up whereever it is. No need to grab
attention with poor placing.

> > 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?
> 
> No, the top of the file is best, thanks.

No, it is not, thanks.
								Pavel
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