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

Michael Biebl mbiebl at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 23:02:48 PDT 2015

2015-03-20 6:40 GMT+01:00 Marcel Holtmann <marcel at holtmann.org>:
> 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?

Are you saying https://pci-ids.ucw.cz/v2.2/pci.ids is wrong in adding
a license header?
What is the preferred form of modification? The hwdb files or the .ids
files? Where do users add new entries: to the hwdb files or the .ids

Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

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