Commit 9c71af93 authored by Ben Hutchings's avatar Ben Hutchings

README: Say that files must be listed in WHENCE, and how to check it

- Say that new files must, not 'should', be listed in WHENCE
- State the expected form of a reference to a separate licence file
- Mention 'make check'
Signed-off-by: default avatarBen Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
parent c4e9344c
......@@ -16,16 +16,19 @@ diff or preferably a git pull request to:
linux-firmware@kernel.org
and also cc: to related mailing lists.
Your commit should include an update to the WHENCE file clearly
identifying the license under which the firmware is available, and
If your commit adds new firmware, it must update the WHENCE file to
clearly state the license under which the firmware is available, and
that it is redistributable. Being redistributable includes ensuring
the firmware license provided includes an implicit or explicit
patent grant to end users to ensure full functionality of device
operation with the firmware. If the license is long and involved, it's
permitted to include it in a separate file and refer to it from the
WHENCE file.
WHENCE file ('See LICENSE.foo for details.').
And if it were possible, a changelog of the firmware itself.
Run 'make check' to check that WHENCE is consistent with the
repository contents.
Ideally, your commit should contain a Signed-Off-By: from someone
authoritative on the licensing of the firmware in question (i.e. from
within the company that owns the code).
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