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Date:   Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:22:20 -0800 (PST)
From:   David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net: sun: cassini: Cleanup license conflict

From: Thomas Gleixner <>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 11:49:58 +0100 (CET)

> The recent addition of SPDX license identifiers to the files in
> drivers/net/ethernet/sun created a licensing conflict.
> The cassini driver files contain a proper license notice:
>   * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
>   * modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as
>   * published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the
>   * License, or (at your option) any later version.
> but the SPDX change added:
>    SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0
> So the file got tagged GPL v2 only while in fact it is licensed under GPL
> v2 or later.
> It's nice that people care about the SPDX tags, but they need to be more
> careful about it. Not everything under (the) sun belongs to ...
> Fix up the SPDX identifier and remove the boiler plate text as it is
> redundant.
> Fixes: c861ef83d771 ("sun: Add SPDX license tags to Sun network drivers")
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <>


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