[Buildroot] [PATCH] libbsd: bump to version 0.9.1

Baruch Siach baruch at tkos.co.il
Wed Jun 6 04:01:31 UTC 2018

Hi Thomas,

On Tue, Jun 05, 2018 at 10:16:34PM +0200, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> On Tue,  5 Jun 2018 21:19:35 +0300, Baruch Siach wrote:
> > Drop upstream patches.
> > 
> > Add a patch fixing build with musl libc.
> > 
> > Update the list of licenses based on the content of COPYING. The
> > BSD-5-Clause license is not listed by SPDX, but that is its name in the
> > COPYING file.
> The license seems to really be
> BSD-5-clause-Peter-Wemm
> because the license text itself refers to Peter Wemm.

The libbsd COPYING fine appends the copyright holder to a number of common 
licenses like BSD-3-clause-John-Birrell and BSD-4-clause-Niels-Provos. That's 
probably because each COPYING entry lists specific files with their copyright 
holders. We usually only use the SPDX identifier string. So I don't think 
there is a reason to do that for this license.

> Yocto is really using a longer list of licenses:
> https://git.yoctoproject.org/cgit.cgi/poky/plain/meta/recipes-support/libbsd/libbsd_0.8.7.bb

The full list is only in a comment, AFAICS. The actual effective line is 
rather shorter than what we have following this patch:

LICENSE = "BSD-4-Clause & ISC & PD"

> For now I've applied your patch, because it's definitely not worse
> than what we have, but perhaps we want to make it even better.


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