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Date:   Sat, 25 Nov 2017 13:57:33 -0800
From:   Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>
To:     Pavel Machek <pavel@....cz>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
Cc:     Philippe Ombredanne <pombredanne@...b.com>,
        Christoph Hellwig <hch@...radead.org>,
        Theodore Ts'o <tytso@....edu>,
        Alan Cox <gnomes@...rguk.ukuu.org.uk>,
        "Darrick J. Wong" <darrick.wong@...cle.com>,
        Eric Sandeen <sandeen@...hat.com>,
        xfs <linux-xfs@...r.kernel.org>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Kate Stewart <kstewart@...uxfoundation.org>
Subject: Re: WTF? Re: [PATCH] License cleanup: add SPDX GPL-2.0 license
 identifier to files with no license

On Sat, 2017-11-25 at 20:12 +0100, Pavel Machek wrote:
> [Linus Torvalds...]
> > Having it be the first line of the file is good, it's obvious, and
> > stands out, which is the point, you want it to, it's a license :)
> 
> What is good about that? License is about the least interesting thing
> about the file. Point of SPDX conversion (see the mail I was replying
> to?) was to make license information _less_ intrusive, not more. Tools
> can find SPDX anywhere in the file for the people that really care.
> 
> That's how it works in U-Boot, which people are using as example of
> reasonable SPDX conversion:
> 
> /*
>  * Copyright (c) 2012 The Chromium OS Authors. All rights reserved.
>  * Copyright (c) 2010-2011 NVIDIA Corporation
>  *  NVIDIA Corporation <www.nvidia.com>
>  *
>  * SPDX-License-ers/ d

> .c:     GPL-2.0+
>  */

fwiw: I agree with Pavel.

My preferred header listing order:

// Simple description/purpose
// Copyright/Author
// License


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