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Date:   Mon, 7 Dec 2020 10:17:49 +0530
From:   Vinod Koul <vkoul@...nel.org>
To:     Greg KH <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
Cc:     Pierre-Louis Bossart <pierre-louis.bossart@...ux.intel.com>,
        Bard Liao <yung-chuan.liao@...ux.intel.com>,
        alsa-devel@...a-project.org, tiwai@...e.de,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, ranjani.sridharan@...ux.intel.com,
        hui.wang@...onical.com, broonie@...nel.org,
        srinivas.kandagatla@...aro.org, jank@...ence.com,
        sanyog.r.kale@...el.com, rander.wang@...ux.intel.com,
        bard.liao@...el.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH 5/7] regmap: sdw: use no_pm routines for SoundWire 1.2 MBQ

On 05-12-20, 17:31, Greg KH wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 05, 2020 at 08:52:50AM -0600, Pierre-Louis Bossart wrote:
> > 
> > > >   MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Regmap SoundWire MBQ Module");
> > > > -MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
> > > > +MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> > > 
> > > Why do you want to change this ?
> > 
> > We only use MODULE_LICENSE("GPL") for new contributions since 'GPL v2' does
> > not bring any information on the license, is equivalent to 'GPL' and only
> > exists for 'historical reasons', see
> > 
> > https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/process/license-rules.html
> > 
> > 
> > “GPL”	Module is licensed under GPL version 2. This does not express any
> > distinction between GPL-2.0-only or GPL-2.0-or-later. The exact license
> > information can only be determined via the license information in the
> > corresponding source files.
> > 
> > “GPL v2”	Same as “GPL”. It exists for historic reasons.
> > 
> > We should have used 'GPL' in the initial regmap MBQ patch but didn't for
> > some reason, this change just realigns with what we intended.
> > 
> > That said, this is unrelated to this no_pm patch so could be in a separate
> > one if you preferred it that way.
> 
> It should be separate as it does not have anything to do with the real
> reason this patch was submitted.

Precisely, this should be a separate patch explaining the motivation
behind this change.

-- 
~Vinod

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