[LinuxBIOS] [PATCH] GPL headers for src/device/* in LinuxBIOSv2

Stefan Reinauer stepan at coresystems.de
Sat Apr 21 22:29:11 CEST 2007

This patch aligns with my investigations and my retrospection of the
time during which the code was developed. Since no one objected, I 

Acked-by: Stefan Reinauer <stepan at coresystems.de>

* Uwe Hermann <uwe at hermann-uwe.de> [070417 22:25]:
> here's a patch which adds explicit license headers to all files in
> src/device in LinuxBIOSv2.
> Files originally written by Eric Biederman (CC'd) are copyright
> Linux Networx, and are licensed under the GPLv2 (confirmed by Eric
> in private mail).
> There's one file which was written by Li-Ta Lo and one by Yhlu. For
> simplicity I put them in as GPLv2, too (but if you prefer "GPLv2 or
> later" we can use that as well -- just let us know).
> My understanding is that if in doubt whether to use "GPLv2" or
> "GPLv2 or later" we can always safely assume GPLv2. That's because
> even _if_ the file was "GPLv2 or later" we could always just use it
> under the GPLv2. The text says "GPLv2 _or_ later" and we simply choose
> the GPLv2 only.
> Anyway, please complain if I got something wrong in the patches, or if
> an of the authors prefer "GPLv2 or later" over "GPLv2" (or vice versa).
> Thanks, Uwe.
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> Add explicit license headers to all files in src/device.
> For files derived from the Linux kernel we merely add a small header
> which states the origin of the file and the copyright owners of the
> modifications to the file.
> We know all files from Linux are licensed under the GPLv2.
> Signed-off-by: Uwe Hermann <uwe at hermann-uwe.de>

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