Re: License of the license text


Richard Purdie
 

On Tue, 2020-05-26 at 12:41 +0100, Paul Barker wrote:
On Tue, 26 May 2020 at 12:37, Richard Purdie
<richard.purdie@linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
Hi,

I was wondering if anyone knew the answer to this. What license is
the
license text of the license under?

i.e. is the text of the GPLv3 license under GPLv3 or ... ?


We need to work out what the LICENSE of our ${PN}-lic packages are
but
this is far from clear...

Cheers,

Richard
It varies and can sometimes be a little counter-intuitive.

E.g. at the start of the GPLv3 text:

Copyright © 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc. <https://fsf.org/
Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of
this license document, but changing it is not allowed.

For most licenses it's not spelled out quite so clearly though.
I wonder what the SPDX identifier is for that!

Cheers,

Richard

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