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

Ben Pfaff blp at ovn.org
Mon Apr 16 20:02:04 UTC 2018

On Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 03:04:11PM -0400, Aaron Conole wrote:
> 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.  

Ack on that.  I'm surprised when I see a file named COPYING that does
not contain GPLv2 or v3.

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

Thanks.  I applied this to master.

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

Sure, thanks.

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