From 8693995fde71e8b028318e1e83bdbb6ae759335a Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Carl Worth <>
Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2010 11:41:24 -0800
Subject: [PATCH] Add explicit license detail, with change from 
GPLv2 to GPLv2+.

This file has had no explicit license information noted in it, but
has clearly been created and modified according to the terms of GPLv2
as with the rest of the git code base.

The purpose of relicensing is to allow other GPLv3+ projects (in
particular, the notmuch project: to use this
same test-suite structure and to contribute changes back as well.

The relicensing was agreed to by Junio C Hamano here:

and in follow-up messages by Sverre Rabbelier, Johannes Schindelin,
Pierre Habouzit, and Johannes Sixt.

Signed-off-by: Carl Worth <>
Acked-by: Johannes Schindelin <>

> Message-ID alone is not a good way to help people locate the request.
> Please at least mention what mailing list the message was sent to; better
> yet, do so like this:

Done as requested.

But while we're on the subject, let me at least make a case for
communication by way of Message-ID. The URL above is good for as long as
gmane continues to live, but that may not be as long as the git project
(and its mailing-list archives) are interesting.

Meanwhile, a message ID lives forever and can be used in multiple
contexts. For example, gmane does already support message-ID-based URLs:

That interface happens to only display the single message, (requiring
clicking on the subject to see the thread), but one can imagine gmane
getting a similar interface to display the thread directly from the
message ID.

Meanwhile, people using systems like notmuch can also use the message ID
directly to view the thread, with something like:

    notmuch show

So I'm very much in favor of using message IDs more regularly, (and just
expecting that users and their tools will be more accepting of them).

But for now, you've hopefully got your commit message the way you want
it. :-)

 t/ |   12 ++++++++++++
 1 files changed, 12 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/t/ b/t/
index afd3053..004470f 100644
--- a/t/
+++ b/t/
@@ -2,6 +2,18 @@
 # Copyright (c) 2005 Junio C Hamano
+# 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.
+# You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+# along with this program.  If not, see .
 # if --tee was passed, write the output not only to the terminal, but
 # additionally to the file test-results/$BASENAME.out, too.

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