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authorThomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>2017-12-28 16:27:19 +0100
committerJonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>2018-01-06 10:59:33 -0700
commite00a844acab39a2780d4dec6fae6e55de5240f15 (patch)
tree145e850e45c2d37232ccf60ef5781c526bdfbfdf /LICENSES/exceptions/Linux-syscall-note
parent106b47ff9ac173f2638239b9ac2f6d6737a34edf (diff)
LICENSES: Add Linux syscall note exception
Copied from the Linux kernel COPYING file. Add the required tags for reference and tooling. Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Reviewed-by: Philippe Ombredanne <pombredanne@nexb.com> Reviewed-by: Kate Stewart <kstewart@linuxfoundation.org> Reviewed-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>
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+SPDX-Exception-Identifier: Linux-syscall-note
+SPDX-URL: https://spdx.org/licenses/Linux-syscall-note.html
+SPDX-Licenses: GPL-2.0, GPL-2.0+, GPL-1.0+, LGPL-2.0, LGPL-2.0+, LGPL-2.1, LGPL-2.1+
+ This exception is used together with one of the above SPDX-Licenses
+ to mark user space API (uapi) header files so they can be included
+ into non GPL compliant user space application code.
+ To use this exception add it with the keyword WITH to one of the
+ identifiers in the SPDX-Licenses tag:
+ SPDX-License-Identifier: <SPDX-License> WITH Linux-syscall-note
+ NOTE! This copyright does *not* cover user programs that use kernel
+ services by normal system calls - this is merely considered normal use
+ of the kernel, and does *not* fall under the heading of "derived work".
+ Also note that the GPL below is copyrighted by the Free Software
+ Foundation, but the instance of code that it refers to (the Linux
+ kernel) is copyrighted by me and others who actually wrote it.
+ Also note that the only valid version of the GPL as far as the kernel
+ is concerned is _this_ particular version of the license (ie v2, not
+ v2.2 or v3.x or whatever), unless explicitly otherwise stated.
+ Linus Torvalds

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