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Date:   Mon, 31 Jul 2023 23:27:32 +0300
From:   Andy Shevchenko <andy@...nel.org>
To:     Nikita Shubin <nikita.shubin@...uefel.me>
Cc:     Sebastian Reichel <sre@...nel.org>, linux-pm@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 14/42] power: reset: Add a driver for the ep93xx reset

On Fri, Jul 28, 2023 at 04:53:19PM +0300, Nikita Shubin wrote:
> On Fri, 2023-07-21 at 19:37 +0300, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 20, 2023 at 02:29:14PM +0300, Nikita Shubin via B4 Relay
> > wrote:

...

> > > +// SPDX-License-Identifier: (GPL-2.0)
> > 
> > Are you sure this is correct form? 
> 
> Should it be // SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0+ ?

I don't know, ask your Legal department or your lawyer.

(note that the 2.0-only and 2.0-or-later are different)

I'm talking only about the form, not about the licence itself.

> > Have you checked your patches?
> 
> Could you please be more specific:
> $ scripts/checkpatch.pl -f drivers/power/reset/ep93xx-restart.c
> total: 0 errors, 0 warnings, 86 lines checked
> 
> $ git format-patch -1 51f03c64b8fde79fb16b146d87769b7508b6d114 --stdout
> | scripts/checkpatch.pl -
> WARNING: please write a help paragraph that fully describes the config
> symbol
> ...
> WARNING: added, moved or deleted file(s), does MAINTAINERS need
> updating?
> 
> I don't see any license complains...

checkpatch is not the ideal tool...

> checkpatch.pl is working as intented as:
> 
> $ scripts/checkpatch.pl -f drivers/power/reset/ep93xx-restart.c
> WARNING: 'SPDX-License-Identifier: (FOOOO)' is not supported in
> LICENSES/...
> #1: FILE: drivers/power/reset/ep93xx-restart.c:1:
> +// SPDX-License-Identifier: (FOOOO)

https://kernel.org/doc/html/latest/process/license-rules.html
doesn't mention your format.

-- 
With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko


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