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[PATCH 2/2] ReadMe.rst: delete statements about other accepted licenses

Leif Lindholm
 

In the past, the TianoCore Contribution Agreement provided equal to what
the (+patent) gives us, but also for all the alternative licenses listed
under "Code Contributions". When the contribution agreement was dropped,
no conversation was had about this aspect.

Until this issue is resolved, only code licensed under edk2+patent should
be accepted into the project.

This addresses, but does not resolve,
https://bugzilla.tianocore.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2834

Cc: Andrew Fish <afish@...>
Cc: Laszlo Ersek <lersek@...>
Cc: Michael D Kinney <michael.d.kinney@...>
Signed-off-by: Leif Lindholm <leif@...>
---
ReadMe.rst | 13 ++-----------
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)

diff --git a/ReadMe.rst b/ReadMe.rst
index d597e34efc22..79f07240039e 100644
--- a/ReadMe.rst
+++ b/ReadMe.rst
@@ -111,23 +111,14 @@ To make a contribution to a TianoCore project, follow these steps.
that the project documents on its web page. If the process is
not documented, then submit the code on development email list
for the project.
-#. It is preferred that contributions are submitted using the same
- copyright license as the base project. When that is not possible,
- then contributions using the following licenses can be accepted:
-
-- BSD (2-clause): http://opensource.org/licenses/BSD-2-Clause
-- BSD (3-clause): http://opensource.org/licenses/BSD-3-Clause
-- MIT: http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT
-- Python-2.0: http://opensource.org/licenses/Python-2.0
-- Zlib: http://opensource.org/licenses/Zlib
+#. Contributions must be submitted using the same copyright license
+ as the base project.

For documentation:

- FreeBSD Documentation License
https://www.freebsd.org/copyright/freebsd-doc-license.html

-Contributions of code put into the public domain can also be accepted.
-
Contributions using other licenses might be accepted, but further
review will be required.

--
2.20.1

Laszlo Ersek
 

On 07/02/20 13:24, Leif Lindholm wrote:
In the past, the TianoCore Contribution Agreement provided equal to what
the (+patent) gives us, but also for all the alternative licenses listed
under "Code Contributions". When the contribution agreement was dropped,
no conversation was had about this aspect.
Please see my wording questions under the blurb.


Until this issue is resolved, only code licensed under edk2+patent should
be accepted into the project.

This addresses, but does not resolve,
https://bugzilla.tianocore.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2834

Cc: Andrew Fish <afish@...>
Cc: Laszlo Ersek <lersek@...>
Cc: Michael D Kinney <michael.d.kinney@...>
Signed-off-by: Leif Lindholm <leif@...>
---
ReadMe.rst | 13 ++-----------
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)

diff --git a/ReadMe.rst b/ReadMe.rst
index d597e34efc22..79f07240039e 100644
--- a/ReadMe.rst
+++ b/ReadMe.rst
@@ -111,23 +111,14 @@ To make a contribution to a TianoCore project, follow these steps.
that the project documents on its web page. If the process is
not documented, then submit the code on development email list
for the project.
-#. It is preferred that contributions are submitted using the same
- copyright license as the base project. When that is not possible,
- then contributions using the following licenses can be accepted:
-
-- BSD (2-clause): http://opensource.org/licenses/BSD-2-Clause
-- BSD (3-clause): http://opensource.org/licenses/BSD-3-Clause
-- MIT: http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT
-- Python-2.0: http://opensource.org/licenses/Python-2.0
-- Zlib: http://opensource.org/licenses/Zlib
+#. Contributions must be submitted using the same copyright license
+ as the base project.

For documentation:

- FreeBSD Documentation License
https://www.freebsd.org/copyright/freebsd-doc-license.html

-Contributions of code put into the public domain can also be accepted.
-
Contributions using other licenses might be accepted, but further
review will be required.

*IF* the problem you describe is real (honestly I've never *understood*
the problem statement before), then I think this change reflects that.
So here's a conditional:

Acked-by: Laszlo Ersek <lersek@...>

I defer to Mike on this though, as Mike drove
<https://bugzilla.tianocore.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1373>.

Thanks,
Laszlo