David Hendricks <david.hendricks(a)gmail.com> once said:
IANAL, but from what I understand it's usually a
good idea to avoid mucking
with legalese as to avoid unintended consequences of how licenses are
enforced, particularly with regard to international treaties pertaining to
IP and copyrighted works.
The Go project uses short license headers so it must
have already been vetted by Google's team of lawyers.
Also, there are a few distinct free software licenses
used in coreboot so
I'd hate to add to the confusion. Keeping the licenses in their canonical
form and applying them to ever file ensures that coreboot gets all the
proper legal protections.
Here's an example of how code with a different license
is handled in the Go project: