|author||Luca Ceresoli <email@example.com>||2016-02-25 12:51:14 +0100|
|committer||Peter Korsgaard <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2016-02-26 19:50:13 +0100|
COPYING: add exception about patch licensing
Several people have been asking what is the license of the patches provided by Buildroot. COPYING is the authoritative place to state it. Signed-off-by: Luca Ceresoli <email@example.com> Cc: "Yann E. MORIN" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Arnout Vandecappelle (Essensium/Mind) <email@example.com> Cc: Peter Korsgaard <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Thomas Petazzoni <email@example.com> Cc: Steve Calfee <firstname.lastname@example.org> Acked-by: Thomas Petazzoni <email@example.com> Acked-by: "Yann E. MORIN" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Peter Korsgaard <email@example.com>
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+With the exceptions below, Buildroot is distributed under the terms of
+the GNU General Public License, reproduced below; either version 2 of
+the License, or (at your option) any later version.
+Some files in Buildroot contain a different license statement. Those
+files are licensed under the license contained in the file itself.
+Buildroot also bundles patch files, which are applied to the sources
+of the various packages. Those patches are not covered by the license
+of Buildroot. Instead, they are covered by the license of the software
+to which the patches are applied. When said software is available
+under multiple licenses, the Buildroot patches are only provided under
+the publicly accessible licenses.
GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
Version 2, June 1991