[coreboot] licensing text

David Hendricks david.hendricks at gmail.com
Wed Feb 12 09:28:04 CET 2014

On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 11:30 PM, ron minnich <rminnich at gmail.com> wrote:

> This note is motivated by mr.nuke.me's recent CLs with a short-form GPL
> notice in them. I like that notice but I think it needs a tweak, then we
> can just use it everywhere.
> I just got done relicensing a different project under the GPL. In the
> process I had to discuss wording and such with Eben Moglen.
> Based on his suggestions the other project ended up with a very standard
> form which I've adapted for coreboot.
> In each file, we'd have this to replace the current pile of text.
> "This file is part of Coreboot Project. It is subject to the license terms
> in the LICENSE file found in the top-level directory of this distribution
> and at http://www.coreboot.org/license.html. No part of the Coreboot
> Project, including this file, may be copied, modified, propagated, or
> distributed except according to the terms contained in the LICENSE file."

Looks good so far!

How does it work if one contributes or ports a BSD-licensed piece of code?

> OK, I admit, I painted it because I'm sure the shed will end up with a
> different color :-)
> Yes, yes, no html formatting in emails etc. etc. but sometimes rules must
> be broken.
> I regret that it contains a URL, but in these dark times, one must make
> concessions.
> But before we go much further, it's probably a good time to get this
> standard short-form text right, before we end up with another pile of
> license text in files that doesn't match anything else.
> So, does this work or do people have objections?
> ron
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