[OE-core] [PATCH 0/2] linux-firmware: fix the mess of licenses

Paul Eggleton paul.eggleton at linux.intel.com
Fri Apr 17 11:01:30 UTC 2015

Hi Jackie,

On Monday 13 April 2015 10:17:19 jackie.huang at windriver.com wrote:
> From: Jackie Huang <jackie.huang at windriver.com>
> linux-firmware includes many firmwares and each firmware has their own
> license, previously the LICENSE is set to "Proprietary" and some firmware
> is split out to separate package such as linux-firmware-radeon and
> LICENSE_linux-firmware-radeon is set to "Firmware-radeon", but there is no
> license file in the common-licenses, so we got a lot warnings like:
> WARNING: The license listed Firmware-radeon was not in the licenses
> collected for linux-firmware
> These include adding the missing license files and re-orgnize the codes to
> fix the warnings and avoid the mess.

So doing this cleanup is good, thanks; but I was wondering if we needed an 
alternative approach for linux-firmware. Most of the licenses in it aren't in 
any way common, and new ones will be added from time to time, requiring us to 
not only update the recipe (probably unavoidable) but also add the licenses to 
the common license directory. Is there any way we could make it so we at least 
only have to update the recipe and dispense with the need to add a bunch of 
common license files that are only applicable to linux-firmware?



Paul Eggleton
Intel Open Source Technology Centre

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