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Re: [Qemu-trivial] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] target/s390x: Fix LGPL version i

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: [Qemu-trivial] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] target/s390x: Fix LGPL version in the file header comments
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2019 09:01:01 -0600
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On 1/29/19 7:51 AM, Cornelia Huck wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Jan 2019 14:37:47 +0100
> Thomas Huth <address@hidden> wrote:
>> It's either "GNU *Library* General Public License version 2" or
>> "GNU Lesser General Public License version *2.1*", but there was
>> no "version 2.0" of the "Lesser" license. So assume that version
>> 2.1 is meant here.
> I think we can assume that.
> Given that there have been several of these cases (and that there's a
> lot of boilerplate in general): Should we adopt SPDX license
> identifiers for QEMU, as the Linux kernel did? They also discovered and
> fixed some problems/oddities while at it.

I'm also in favor of SPDX license identifiers - their brevity and
machine-parsability favors more accurate usage and fewer copy/paste
mistake propagation.

Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer
Red Hat, Inc.           +1-919-301-3226
Virtualization:  qemu.org | libvirt.org

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