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Date:   Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:34:08 +0100
From:   Adam Borowski <>
To:     Jonathan Corbet <>, Greg KH <>,,
Cc:     Adam Borowski <>
Subject: [PATCH] doc: process: GPL -> GPL-compatible

Drivers under MIT, BSD-17-clause, or uncle-Bob's-newest-take-on-PD are
all fine, not just GPL.

Signed-off-by: Adam Borowski <>
Not reformatting to fill lines, it'll semi-conflict with another patch
that's been acked but not yet pushed.

 Documentation/process/stable-api-nonsense.rst | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/process/stable-api-nonsense.rst b/Documentation/process/stable-api-nonsense.rst
index 24f5aeecee91..9b69fb08b65e 100644
--- a/Documentation/process/stable-api-nonsense.rst
+++ b/Documentation/process/stable-api-nonsense.rst
@@ -170,7 +170,8 @@ nightmare, and trying to keep up with an ever changing kernel interface
 is also a rough job.
 Simple, get your kernel driver into the main kernel tree (remember we
-are talking about GPL released drivers here, if your code doesn't fall
+are talking about drivers released under a GPL-compatible license here,
+if your code doesn't fall
 under this category, good luck, you are on your own here, you leech
 <insert link to leech comment from Andrew and Linus here>.)  If your
 driver is in the tree, and a kernel interface changes, it will be fixed

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