[coreboot] [RFC] Short license headers
mr.nuke.me at gmail.com
Sat Jan 11 05:11:30 CET 2014
On 01/10/2014 10:03 PM, David Hendricks wrote:
> Thanks for bringing this up. I was kind of on the fence about approving
> your Cubieboard changes because of some of the license headers, but
> shrugged it off thinking that the intent was obvious enough.
> 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.
> 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.
Linux and a few other projects already use short headers.
> Maybe someone more familiar with software licensing can shed some light
> on the subject.
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