[coreboot] [RFC] Short license headers

Anthony Martin ality at pbrane.org
Sat Jan 11 14:39:26 CET 2014

David Hendricks <david.hendricks at 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:



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