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Bug 677586 - dev-util/pahole: uncertain license of hash.h
Summary: dev-util/pahole: uncertain license of hash.h
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Matthias Schwarzott
Depends on:
Reported: 2019-02-09 21:01 UTC by Kristian Fiskerstrand (RETIRED)
Modified: 2021-06-02 04:47 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Comment 1 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2019-02-10 09:04:51 UTC
That same hash.h is also part of fio, and the original commit there has a Signed-off-by line:

Also Debian themselves say that it is GPL-2+ (and copyrighted by William Lee Irwin III):
Comment 2 Kristian Fiskerstrand (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2019-02-11 08:08:24 UTC :
> It was [pointed out] by one of our license group that [hash.h]  is the
> same that has a GPL-2+ in [fio] which has a signed-off-by.
> References:
> [pointed out]
> [hash.h]

Yes, the Signed-off-by is from Jens Axboe (in CC) but he's not the
original author, I guess he just copied the file as Arnaldo did. The
file he committed has not any reference to the license.

> [fio]

I'm afraid that this entry in wrong. I'll seek confirmation with Martin Steigerwald.