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Date:	Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:49:43 +0000
From:	Wei Liu <>
To:	David Vrabel <>
CC:	Wei Liu <>,
	Xen-devel <>,
	Ian Campbell <>,
	open list <>,
	Boris Ostrovsky <>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 1/3] xen-netback: fix license ident used in

On Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 01:14:24PM +0000, David Vrabel wrote:
> On 22/01/16 12:34, Wei Liu wrote:
> > The comment at the beginning of the file is the canonical source of
> > licenses for this module. Currently it contains GPL and MIT license. Fix
> > the code to reflect the reality.
> "The MIT license" isn't really a thing.  The closest is the X11
> license[1], but this not applicable here either since the text in the
> drivers does not refer to X11 trademarks etc.

That was referring to the license ident string in Linux.  If MIT license
isn't a thing, why would Linux have it at all?

> You can either use "GPL" which would be correct for a Linux kernel
> module since the alternate only applies when distributed separately from
> Linux ("or, when distributed separately from the Linux kernel or
> incorporated into other software packages, subject to the following
> license:"); or you can use "GPL and additional rights".
> (Or you could just leave it as-is since "Dual BSD/GPL" is close enough.)

No, I don't want to leave it as-is. That's not BSD license.

I can change that to "GPL". That is acceptable to me.


> David
> [1]

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