Ben Pfaff <> writes:

> From: Andrea Kao <>
> GitHub uses a library called Licensee to identify a project's license
> type. It shows this information in the status bar and via the API if it
> can unambiguously identify the license.
> This commit creates a LICENSE file that stores the full text of the
> Apache license. It also removes the COPYING file and transfers its
> contents to a new "License" section in the README.
> Collectively, these changes allow Licensee to successfully identify the
> license type of Open vSwitch's codebase as Apache.
> Submitted-at:
> Signed-off-by: Andrea Kao <>
> [ removed references to COPYING and updated]
> Signed-off-by: Ben Pfaff <>
> ---

According to the Licensee[1] code, it should be good enough to put the
exact text of the Apache 2.0 license into the COPYING file.  Then again
COPYING is a GNU-ism, afaik.  So either way:

Acked-by: Aaron Conole <>

As a side note, as I start editing files, I'll add SPDX identifiers if
others think it makes sense.

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