[systemd-devel] [PATCH] hwdb: ship ids-update.pl & sdio.ids in the release tarballs.

Marcel Holtmann marcel at holtmann.org
Thu Mar 19 22:40:16 PDT 2015

Hi Michael,

>>>>>>>> On 16 March 2015 at 23:15, Marcel Holtmann <marcel at holtmann.org> wrote:
>>>>>>>>> Hi Dimitri,
>>>>> Just tell patch or git to skip the hunks modifying ids-update.pl and sdio.ids. Problem solved.
>>>> I'll apply the patch, but with a slightly different motivation.
>>>> [L]GPL requires commercial entities distributing a modified version of
>>>> the program to provide full source in the preferred form for modification,
>>>> including all scripts used for building. This includes sdio.ids and
>>>> ids-update.pl. We should make it easy to follow the our licensing, so
>>>> we should include those files in our tarball to make it directly
>>>> redistributable.
>>> that is just making stuff up.
>> Where was I wrong?
>>> Are you now also including usb.ids?
>> We probably should
> Right, we should include all source files, not only the generated files.

is this turning in Freaky Friday now? Can we please be real for a bit.

You do realize that I did not put a copyright header on top of sdio.ids. In addition this information will be most likely considered a not copyrightable piece of source anyway. If we assume that this is non-copyrightable, then how can you apply a copyleft license to it?

And honestly I rather take sdio.ids file out of systemd.git and maintain it outside if we start making these weird claims.



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