[PATCH] drm/amdkfd: make SPDX License expression more sound
felix.kuehling at amd.com
Mon Jan 10 21:22:39 UTC 2022
On 2022-01-05 2:27 p.m., Felix Kuehling wrote:
> Am 2021-12-16 um 4:45 a.m. schrieb Lukas Bulwahn:
>> Commit b5f57384805a ("drm/amdkfd: Add sysfs bitfields and enums to uAPI")
>> adds include/uapi/linux/kfd_sysfs.h with the "GPL-2.0 OR MIT WITH
>> Linux-syscall-note" SPDX-License expression.
>> The command ./scripts/spdxcheck.py warns:
>> include/uapi/linux/kfd_sysfs.h: 1:48 Exception not valid for license MIT: Linux-syscall-note
>> For a uapi header, the file under GPLv2 License must be combined with the
>> Linux-syscall-note, but combining the MIT License with the
>> Linux-syscall-note makes no sense, as the note provides an exception for
>> GPL-licensed code, not for permissively licensed code.
>> So, reorganize the SPDX expression to only combine the note with the GPL
>> License condition. This makes spdxcheck happy again.
>> Signed-off-by: Lukas Bulwahn <lukas.bulwahn at gmail.com>
> Reviewed-by: Felix Kuehling <Felix.Kuehling at amd.com>
I applied the patch to amd-staging-drm-next.
>> I am not a lawyer and I do not intend to modify the actual licensing of
>> this header file. So, I really would like to have an Ack from some AMD
>> developer here.
>> Maybe also a lawyer on the linux-spdx list can check my reasoning on the
>> licensing with the exception note?
>> include/uapi/linux/kfd_sysfs.h | 2 +-
>> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>> diff --git a/include/uapi/linux/kfd_sysfs.h b/include/uapi/linux/kfd_sysfs.h
>> index e1fb78b4bf09..3e330f368917 100644
>> --- a/include/uapi/linux/kfd_sysfs.h
>> +++ b/include/uapi/linux/kfd_sysfs.h
>> @@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
>> -/* SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0 OR MIT WITH Linux-syscall-note */
>> +/* SPDX-License-Identifier: (GPL-2.0 WITH Linux-syscall-note) OR MIT */
>> * Copyright 2021 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
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