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authorGravatar Luca Ceresoli <luca@lucaceresoli.net>2016-02-01 23:19:53 +0100
committerGravatar Peter Korsgaard <peter@korsgaard.com>2016-02-25 11:33:00 +0100
commit8ab41aed2c30ae7d040551224f579c2d8b3adc3e (patch)
tree33b22d5e1ad55591418682ef4445a76dd019e441 /docs
parent5ea3bce87c49999bc8225518e891d6c3d31270d3 (diff)
docs/manual: slightly clarify patch licensing
Adding a patch is a modification to Buildroot. Thus this sentence might be interpreted as "Patches are released under the Buildroot license". Being a legal matter, the last thing we want is to be ambiguous. Reword the sentence to avoid any misunderstandings. Signed-off-by: Luca Ceresoli <luca@lucaceresoli.net> Cc: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com> Acked-by: "Yann E. MORIN" <yann.morin.1998@free.fr> Acked-by: "Yann E. MORIN" <yann.morin.1998@free.fr> Acked-by: Arnout Vandecappelle (Essensium/Mind) <arnout@mind.be> Signed-off-by: Peter Korsgaard <peter@korsgaard.com>
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diff --git a/docs/manual/patch-policy.txt b/docs/manual/patch-policy.txt
index 0b4604e5c3..d50c971c95 100644
--- a/docs/manual/patch-policy.txt
+++ b/docs/manual/patch-policy.txt
@@ -90,8 +90,8 @@ If something goes wrong in the steps _3_ or _4_, then the build fails.
=== Format and licensing of the package patches
-Patches are released under the same license as the software that is
+Patches are released under the same license as the software they apply
A message explaining what the patch does, and why it is needed, should
be added in the header commentary of the patch.