Possible non-free files in Linux-libre

aurelien aurelien at hackers.camp
Thu Nov 5 10:04:28 UTC 2015

Alexandre Oliva <lxoliva at fsfla.org> writes:

> Hello, Aurelien,
> On Nov  5, 2015, aurelien <aurelien at hackers.camp> wrote:
>> As I have reported in the #linux-libre channel, it seems that there is
>> some possible non-free files in linux-libre
>> linux-4.3/Documentation/trace/postprocess/*.pl files are (c) to IBM and
>> does not contain explicit Free Software licenses.
> Thanks for your report.
> I checked the git logs for those files, and they are Signed-off-by: the
> author, which AFAICT means the author grants the project permission to
> distribute the files without an explicit license under the project's
> license.  So it would seem like they're available under GPLv2.  Do you
> have any reason to believe otherwise, based on your understanding of the
> "Developer's Certificate of Origin" implied by Signed-off-by?  See
> Documentation/SubmittingPatches, in case you're not familiar with it.

Thanks Alexandre for this one I have missed!

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