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authorGravatar Luca Ceresoli <luca@lucaceresoli.net>2016-02-25 12:51:14 +0100
committerGravatar Peter Korsgaard <peter@korsgaard.com>2016-02-26 19:50:13 +0100
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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 <luca@lucaceresoli.net> Cc: "Yann E. MORIN" <yann.morin.1998@free.fr> Cc: Arnout Vandecappelle (Essensium/Mind) <arnout@mind.be> Cc: Peter Korsgaard <peter@korsgaard.com> Cc: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com> Cc: Steve Calfee <stevecalfee@gmail.com> Acked-by: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com> Acked-by: "Yann E. MORIN" <yann.morin.1998@free.fr> Signed-off-by: Peter Korsgaard <peter@korsgaard.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