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authorGravatar Rahul Bedarkar <rahulbedarkar89@gmail.com>2017-03-30 19:13:30 +0530
committerGravatar Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com>2017-04-01 15:11:18 +0200
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docs/manual: refer to SPDX License List
We want to use SPDX short identifier for license string as much as possible. So refer to SPDX license list and use SPDX short identifier for license strings in documentation. Also remove License abbreviations that we have. Signed-off-by: Rahul Bedarkar <rahulbedarkar89@gmail.com> [Thomas: take into account suggestions from Arnout.] Acked-by: Arnout Vandecappelle (Essensium/Mind) <arnout@mind.be> Signed-off-by: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'docs')
-rw-r--r--docs/manual/adding-packages-generic.txt12
-rw-r--r--docs/manual/adding-packages-kernel-module.txt4
-rw-r--r--docs/manual/adding-packages-perl.txt2
-rw-r--r--docs/manual/adding-packages-python.txt2
-rw-r--r--docs/manual/contribute.txt2
-rw-r--r--docs/manual/legal-notice.txt75
6 files changed, 11 insertions, 86 deletions
diff --git a/docs/manual/adding-packages-generic.txt b/docs/manual/adding-packages-generic.txt
index a08283c5a3..71e27b6722 100644
--- a/docs/manual/adding-packages-generic.txt
+++ b/docs/manual/adding-packages-generic.txt
@@ -22,7 +22,7 @@ system is based on hand-written Makefiles or shell scripts.
07: LIBFOO_VERSION = 1.0
08: LIBFOO_SOURCE = libfoo-$(LIBFOO_VERSION).tar.gz
09: LIBFOO_SITE = http://www.foosoftware.org/download
-10: LIBFOO_LICENSE = GPLv3+
+10: LIBFOO_LICENSE = GPL-3.0+
11: LIBFOO_LICENSE_FILES = COPYING
12: LIBFOO_INSTALL_STAGING = YES
13: LIBFOO_CONFIG_SCRIPTS = libfoo-config
@@ -396,8 +396,8 @@ information is (assuming the package name is +libfoo+) :
* +LIBFOO_LICENSE+ defines the license (or licenses) under which the package
is released.
This name will appear in the manifest file produced by +make legal-info+.
- If the license appears in xref:legal-info-list-licenses[the following list],
- use the same string to make the manifest file uniform.
+ If the license appears in https://spdx.org/licenses/[the SPDX License List],
+ use the SPDX short identifier to make the manifest file uniform.
Otherwise, describe the license in a precise and concise way, avoiding
ambiguous names such as +BSD+ which actually name a family of licenses.
This variable is optional. If it is not defined, +unknown+ will appear in
@@ -405,12 +405,12 @@ information is (assuming the package name is +libfoo+) :
The expected format for this variable must comply with the following rules:
** If different parts of the package are released under different
licenses, then +comma+ separate licenses (e.g. +`LIBFOO_LICENSE =
- GPLv2+, LGPLv2.1+`+). If there is clear distinction between which
+ GPL-2.0+, LGPL-2.1+`+). If there is clear distinction between which
component is licensed under what license, then annotate the license
with that component, between parenthesis (e.g. +`LIBFOO_LICENSE =
- GPLv2+ (programs), LGPLv2.1+ (libraries)`+).
+ GPL-2.0+ (programs), LGPL-2.1+ (libraries)`+).
** If the package is dual licensed, then separate licenses with the
- +or+ keyword (e.g. +`LIBFOO_LICENSE = AFLv2.1 or GPLv2+`+).
+ +or+ keyword (e.g. +`LIBFOO_LICENSE = AFL-2.1 or GPL-2.0+`+).
* +LIBFOO_LICENSE_FILES+ is a space-separated list of files in the package
tarball that contain the license(s) under which the package is released.
diff --git a/docs/manual/adding-packages-kernel-module.txt b/docs/manual/adding-packages-kernel-module.txt
index ffeeef516d..b609ecc90a 100644
--- a/docs/manual/adding-packages-kernel-module.txt
+++ b/docs/manual/adding-packages-kernel-module.txt
@@ -24,7 +24,7 @@ builds a kernel module, and no other component:
07: FOO_VERSION = 1.2.3
08: FOO_SOURCE = foo-$(FOO_VERSION).tar.xz
09: FOO_SITE = http://www.foosoftware.org/download
-10: FOO_LICENSE = GPLv2
+10: FOO_LICENSE = GPL-2.0
11: FOO_LICENSE_FILES = COPYING
12:
13: $(eval $(kernel-module))
@@ -63,7 +63,7 @@ Let's look at a more complex example:
07: FOO_VERSION = 1.2.3
08: FOO_SOURCE = foo-$(FOO_VERSION).tar.xz
09: FOO_SITE = http://www.foosoftware.org/download
-10: FOO_LICENSE = GPLv2
+10: FOO_LICENSE = GPL-2.0
11: FOO_LICENSE_FILES = COPYING
12:
13: FOO_MODULE_SUBDIRS = driver/base
diff --git a/docs/manual/adding-packages-perl.txt b/docs/manual/adding-packages-perl.txt
index 3476b62812..08ef559209 100644
--- a/docs/manual/adding-packages-perl.txt
+++ b/docs/manual/adding-packages-perl.txt
@@ -21,7 +21,7 @@ with an example :
08: PERL_FOO_BAR_SOURCE = Foo-Bar-$(PERL_FOO_BAR_VERSION).tar.gz
09: PERL_FOO_BAR_SITE = $(BR2_CPAN_MIRROR)/authors/id/M/MO/MONGER
10: PERL_FOO_BAR_DEPENDENCIES = perl-strictures
-11: PERL_FOO_BAR_LICENSE = Artistic or GPLv1+
+11: PERL_FOO_BAR_LICENSE = Artistic or GPL-1.0+
12: PERL_FOO_BAR_LICENSE_FILES = LICENSE
13:
14: $(eval $(perl-package))
diff --git a/docs/manual/adding-packages-python.txt b/docs/manual/adding-packages-python.txt
index 19d31e28c8..a67a4bed4c 100644
--- a/docs/manual/adding-packages-python.txt
+++ b/docs/manual/adding-packages-python.txt
@@ -24,7 +24,7 @@ with an example :
07: PYTHON_FOO_VERSION = 1.0
08: PYTHON_FOO_SOURCE = python-foo-$(PYTHON_FOO_VERSION).tar.xz
09: PYTHON_FOO_SITE = http://www.foosoftware.org/download
-10: PYTHON_FOO_LICENSE = BSD-3c
+10: PYTHON_FOO_LICENSE = BSD-3-Clause
11: PYTHON_FOO_LICENSE_FILES = LICENSE
12: PYTHON_FOO_ENV = SOME_VAR=1
13: PYTHON_FOO_DEPENDENCIES = libmad
diff --git a/docs/manual/contribute.txt b/docs/manual/contribute.txt
index c2c8a90170..4ec01a854e 100644
--- a/docs/manual/contribute.txt
+++ b/docs/manual/contribute.txt
@@ -227,7 +227,7 @@ Finally, the patch should be signed off. This is done by adding
+Signed-off-by: Your Real Name <your@email.address>+ at the end of the
commit message. +git commit -s+ does that for you, if configured
properly. The +Signed-off-by+ tag means that you publish the patch
-under the Buildroot license (i.e. GPLv2, except for package patches,
+under the Buildroot license (i.e. GPL-2.0, except for package patches,
which have the upstream license), and that you are allowed to do so.
See http://developercertificate.org/[the Developer Certificate of
Origin] for details.
diff --git a/docs/manual/legal-notice.txt b/docs/manual/legal-notice.txt
index df82fd2572..69753282ec 100644
--- a/docs/manual/legal-notice.txt
+++ b/docs/manual/legal-notice.txt
@@ -83,81 +83,6 @@ of +make legal-info+ before using it as your own compliance delivery. See
the _NO WARRANTY_ clauses (clauses 11 and 12) in the +COPYING+ file at the
root of the Buildroot distribution.
-[[legal-info-list-licenses]]
-=== License abbreviations
-
-Here is a list of the licenses that are most widely used by packages in
-Buildroot, with the name used in the manifest files:
-
-* `AGPLv3`:
- http://www.gnu.org/licenses/agpl-3.0.en.html[
- GNU Affero General Public License, version 3];
-* `GPLv2`:
- http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0.html[
- GNU General Public License, version 2];
-* `GPLv2+`:
- http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0.html[
- GNU General Public License, version 2]
- or (at your option) any later version;
-* `GPLv3`:
- http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html[
- GNU General Public License, version 3];
-* `GPLv3+`:
- http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html[
- GNU General Public License, version 3]
- or (at your option) any later version;
-* `GPL`:
- http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html[
- GNU General Public License] (any version);
-* `LGPLv2`:
- http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/lgpl-2.0.html[
- GNU Library General Public License, version 2];
-* `LGPLv2+`:
- http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/lgpl-2.0.html[
- GNU Library General Public License, version 2]
- or (at your option) any later version;
-* `LGPLv2.1`:
- http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/lgpl-2.1.html[
- GNU Lesser General Public License, version 2.1];
-* `LGPLv2.1+`:
- http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/lgpl-2.1.html[
- GNU Lesser General Public License, version 2.1]
- or (at your option) any later version;
-* `LGPLv3`:
- http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl.html[
- GNU Lesser General Public License, version 3];
-* `LGPLv3+`:
- http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl.html[
- GNU Lesser General Public License, version 3]
- or (at your option) any later version;
-* `LGPL`:
- http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl.html[
- GNU Lesser General Public License] (any version);
-* `BSD-4c`:
- http://directory.fsf.org/wiki/License:BSD_4Clause[
- Original BSD 4-clause license];
-* `BSD-3c`:
- http://opensource.org/licenses/BSD-3-Clause[
- BSD 3-clause license];
-* `BSD-2c`:
- http://opensource.org/licenses/BSD-2-Clause[
- BSD 2-clause license];
-* `MIT`:
- http://opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.html[
- MIT-style license];
-* `Apache-2.0`:
- http://apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.html[
- Apache License, version 2.0];
-* `ISC`:
- https://opensource.org/licenses/ISC[
- ISC License];
-* `MPLv1.1`:
- https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/MPL/1.1[
- Mozilla Public License Version 1.1]
-* `MPLv2.0`:
- https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/MPL/2.0[
- Mozilla Public License Version 2.0]
-
[[legal-info-buildroot]]
=== Complying with the Buildroot license