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Date:   Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:23:44 +0100
From:   Greg KH <>
To:     Adam Borowski <>
Cc:     Jonathan Corbet <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] doc: process: GPL -> GPL-compatible

On Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 10:34:08AM +0100, Adam Borowski wrote:
> 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

Nice fix:

Reviewed-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

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