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authorRichard Purdie <richard.purdie@linuxfoundation.org>2019-05-08 18:22:19 +0100
committerRichard Purdie <richard.purdie@linuxfoundation.org>2019-05-09 11:58:04 +0100
commitf8c9c511b5f1b7dbd45b77f345cb6c048ae6763e (patch)
tree2bd7dd71f5479078dea585c73ed68340f28fb634 /LICENSE
parent8e2d0575e4e7036b5f60e632f377a8ab2b96ead8 (diff)
meta/lib+scripts: Convert to SPDX license headers
This adds SPDX license headers in place of the wide assortment of things currently in our script headers. We default to GPL-2.0-only except for the oeqa code where it was clearly submitted and marked as MIT on the most part or some scripts which had the "or later" GPL versioning. The patch also drops other obsolete bits of file headers where they were encoountered such as editor modelines, obsolete maintainer information or the phrase "All rights reserved" which is now obsolete and not required in copyright headers (in this case its actually confusing for licensing as all rights were not reserved). More work is needed for OE-Core but this takes care of the bulk of the scripts and meta/lib directories. The top level LICENSE files are tweaked to match the new structure and the SPDX naming. Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <richard.purdie@linuxfoundation.org>
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Different components of OpenEmbedded are under different licenses (a mix
-of MIT and GPLv2). Please see:
-meta/COPYING.GPLv2 (GPLv2)
-meta-selftest/COPYING.MIT (MIT)
-meta-skeleton/COPYING.MIT (MIT)
+of MIT and GPLv2). See LICENSE.GPL-2.0-only and LICENSE.MIT for further
+details of the individual licenses.
All metadata is MIT licensed unless otherwise stated. Source code
-included in tree for individual recipes is under the LICENSE stated in
-the associated recipe (.bb file) unless otherwise stated.
+included in tree for individual recipes (e.g. patches) are under
+the LICENSE stated in the associated recipe (.bb file) unless
+otherwise stated.
License information for any other files is either explicitly stated
-or defaults to GPL version 2.
+or defaults to GPL version 2 only.
+Individual files contain the following style tags instead of the full license
+text to identify their license:
+ SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0-only
+ SPDX-License-Identifier: MIT
+This enables machine processing of license information based on the SPDX
+License Identifiers that are here available: http://spdx.org/licenses/