[Buildroot] [PATCH] docs/manual: always point to the correct license file

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at bootlin.com
Sun Jun 10 14:45:26 UTC 2018


On Sat,  2 Jun 2018 10:01:01 +0200, Yann E. MORIN wrote:
> The manual is GPL-2, and points to the COPYING file in the repository.
> When we do a rendering of the manual for a specific version, that URL
> is currently always poitning to the latest version of the COPYING file.
> If we ever have to change the content of that file (e.g. to add a new
> exception, more clarifications, a license change, or whatever), then
> an old manual would point to that newer version, which would then be
> incorrect.
> Include the sha1 of the commit in the URL, so that the manual always
> point to the tree at the time the manual was rendered, not the time
> it is consulted. Contrary to the informative text above, use the full
> sha1, not the shortened one.
> Signed-off-by: "Yann E. MORIN" <yann.morin.1998 at free.fr>
> Cc: Thomas De Schampheleire <patrickdepinguin at gmail.com>
> Cc: Luca Ceresoli <luca at lucaceresoli.net>
> ---
>  docs/manual/manual.txt | 4 ++--
>  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

To be honest, I am not sure how likely it is that the COPYING file ever
changes. The copyright is owned by all the authors of the project, so a
license change would be very difficult to do.

But anyway, since the change was there and is pretty simple, I've
applied. Thanks!

Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Bootlin (formerly Free Electrons)
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering

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