Dear Manivannan,

On Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 3:41 AM, Manivannan Sadhasivam
<> wrote:
> Add Actions Semi S900 clock bindings.
> Signed-off-by: Manivannan Sadhasivam <>
> Acked-by: Rob Herring <>


> diff --git a/include/dt-bindings/clock/actions,s900-cmu.h 
> b/include/dt-bindings/clock/actions,s900-cmu.h
> new file mode 100644
> index 000000000000..2fa94e19922b
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/include/dt-bindings/clock/actions,s900-cmu.h
> @@ -0,0 +1,139 @@
> +/*
> + * Device Tree binding constants for Actions S900 Clock Management Unit
> + *
> + * Copyright (c) 2014 Actions Semi Inc.
> + * Copyright (c) 2017 Linaro Ltd.
> + *
> + * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
> + * it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
> + * the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
> + * (at your option) any later version.
> + *
> + * This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
> + * but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
> + * GNU General Public License for more details.
> + */

Would you consider using the new SPDX license ids rather that this
time-tested but rather boring legalese?

The (still new and fresh) license documentation contributed by tglx
--the only maintainer that I know that understands both the innards of
Spectre and Meltdown and the beauty of reStructuredText -- is in:

Practically this means replacing the above by a simple single line and
getting rid of a whopping 8 comment lines!

SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0+

You get to save a few tree as a bonus if you also do the same for all
Linaro-copyrighted files. Yes this is saving trees because I will use
less paper each time I print a listing of the kernel source code.
Which is something that I rarely if ever do: but somebody must do it
somewhere for sure.

If I do the math: we have ~60K files in the kernel, and say we can
remove roughly 5 lines of legalese per file on average. Each printed
source code page is roughly 60 lines : this will mean a saving of
about 6000 paper sheets saved on each printout! A letter-size paper
ream is 500 pages, about 2.5 Kg and costs about ~$8.  You can extract
about 10K to 20k sheets of paper per tree [1].
Therefore my Fermi estimate is that using shorter legalese in the
kernel will eventually save roughly ONE FULL smaller tree (6K pages)
each time someone prints the kernel code: incredible, right?

Thank  you for helping make the kernel a mostly legalese-free codebase
and saving trees at the same time!

Philippe Ombredanne

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