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

Andrea Kao eirinikos at gmail.com
Tue Apr 17 19:48:41 UTC 2018


Thanks, Ben and Aaron.

And Aaron, you're right - I agree it should've been good enough to put the
exact text of the Apache license into the COPYING file. In any case, it
looks like Licensee has finally been satisfied.

2018-04-16 13:02 GMT-07:00 Ben Pfaff <blp at ovn.org>:

> 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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