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RE: [PATCH] linux-user: Add GPL-2.0+ SPDX license identifier

From: Taylor Simpson
Subject: RE: [PATCH] linux-user: Add GPL-2.0+ SPDX license identifier
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2021 15:17:31 +0000

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Philippe Mathieu-Daudé <philippe.mathieu.daude@gmail.com> On
> Behalf Of Philippe Mathieu-Daudé
> Sent: Thursday, November 4, 2021 5:02 AM
> To: Daniel P. Berrangé <berrange@redhat.com>
> Cc: Taylor Simpson <tsimpson@quicinc.com>; Richard Henderson
> <richard.henderson@linaro.org>; qemu-devel@nongnu.org; Laurent Vivier
> <laurent@vivier.eu>
> Subject: Re: [PATCH] linux-user: Add GPL-2.0+ SPDX license identifier
> On 11/4/21 10:06, Daniel P. Berrangé wrote:
> >
> > When you say  "manually add", can you confirm that you explicitly
> > inspected every license header yourself to validate that the reported
> > match truely is GPL-2.0+, before adding the SPDX tag.
> >
> > Adding licenses tags based merely on a 60% match, without doing human
> > inspection would be questionable.
> Yes I explicitly inspected every license error before manually add the tag, 
> but
> I am human, so prone to errors, which is why peer review is important :)

This seems like more of a question for a lawyer to review than technical 

I remember discussing this when I made the initial submission.  At that time, 
there wasn't a broad policy on this.  Has that changed?


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