[ovs-dev] [PATCH v2] Edit Open vSwitch license info so that GitHub recognizes it.

Aaron Conole aconole at redhat.com
Fri Apr 13 19:04:11 UTC 2018

Ben Pfaff <blp at ovn.org> writes:

> From: Andrea Kao <eirinikos at gmail.com>
> GitHub uses a library called Licensee to identify a project's license
> type. It shows this information in the status bar and via the API if it
> can unambiguously identify the license.
> This commit creates a LICENSE file that stores the full text of the
> Apache license. It also removes the COPYING file and transfers its
> contents to a new "License" section in the README.
> Collectively, these changes allow Licensee to successfully identify the
> license type of Open vSwitch's codebase as Apache.
> Submitted-at: https://github.com/openvswitch/ovs/pull/224
> Signed-off-by: Andrea Kao <eirinikos at gmail.com>
> [blp at ovn.org removed references to COPYING and updated Makefile.am]
> Signed-off-by: Ben Pfaff <blp at ovn.org>
> ---

According to the Licensee[1] code, it should be good enough to put the
exact text of the Apache 2.0 license into the COPYING file.  Then again
COPYING is a GNU-ism, afaik.  So either way:

Acked-by: Aaron Conole <aconole at redhat.com>

As a side note, as I start editing files, I'll add SPDX identifiers if
others think it makes sense.

[1]: https://github.com/benbalter/licensee/blob/master/lib/licensee/project_files/license_file.rb

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