[LTP] [PATCH v2 2/2] doc: Add Maintainer Patch Review Checklist

Cyril Hrubis chrubis@suse.cz
Fri Mar 19 13:13:34 CET 2021

> > Good point, we should state the default license for new tests and also
> > state that the licence for tests should not change unless they are
> > completely rewritten.
> Maybe:
> * license: the default license for new tests is GPL v2 or later, use
>   GPL-2.0-or-later; the licence for test (e.g. GPL-2.0) should not change unless
>   it's completely rewritten
> * old copyrights should be kept unless test is completely rewritten
> BTW this is important, specially for DMCA from Wipro. Cyril, can you point some
> test from Wipro which could be considered as "completely rewritten"?

This is tricky topic and I'm not a lawyer, so I guess that we better
consult one.

I would expect that if you remove all the previous test code and start
from a scratch the old copyrights would not apply, but again I'm not
lawyer and I do not have in depth understanding of the copyright laws
and treaties.

Cyril Hrubis

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