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Re: [qemu-s390x] [PATCH] s390x: Fix the confusing contributions-after-20

From: Cornelia Huck
Subject: Re: [qemu-s390x] [PATCH] s390x: Fix the confusing contributions-after-2012 license statements
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2019 13:58:40 +0100

On Wed,  6 Feb 2019 13:41:33 +0100
Thomas Huth <address@hidden> wrote:

> The license information in these files is rather confusing. The text
> declares LGPL first, but then says that contributions after 2012 are
> licensed under the GPL instead. How should the average user who just
> downloaded the release tarball know which part is now GPL and which
> is LGPL?

FWIW, that statement was added in ccb084d3f0ec ("s390: new
contributions GPLv2 or later").

> Looking at the text of the LGPL (see COPYING.LIB in the top directory),
> the license clearly states how this should be done instead:
> "3. You may opt to apply the terms of the ordinary GNU General Public
>  License instead of this License to a given copy of the Library. To do
>  this, you must alter all the notices that refer to this License, so
>  that they refer to the ordinary GNU General Public License, version 2,
>  instead of to this License."

Hm. This talks about GPL v2, not GPL v2-or-later...

> Thus let's clean up the confusing statements and use the proper GPL
> text only.
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Huth <address@hidden>
> ---
>  linux-user/s390x/target_cpu.h | 19 ++++++++-----------
>  target/s390x/cpu.c            | 19 ++++++++-----------
>  target/s390x/cpu.h            | 19 ++++++++-----------
>  target/s390x/kvm.c            | 19 ++++++++-----------

BTW: Is the original author of the code still around?

>  4 files changed, 32 insertions(+), 44 deletions(-)

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