|author||Thomas Gleixner <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2017-12-28 16:27:13 +0100|
|committer||Jonathan Corbet <email@example.com>||2018-01-06 10:58:35 -0700|
LICENSES: Add the LGPL 2.0 license
Add the full text of the LGPL 2.0 license to the kernel tree. It was copied directly from: https://spdx.org/licenses/LGPL-2.0.html#licenseText Add the required tags for reference and tooling. Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <firstname.lastname@example.org> Reviewed-by: Philippe Ombredanne <email@example.com> Reviewed-by: Kate Stewart <firstname.lastname@example.org> Reviewed-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Corbet <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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