Commit d830036c authored by Luca Ceresoli's avatar Luca Ceresoli Committed by Peter Korsgaard
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COPYING: add exception about patch licensing

Several people have been asking what is the license of the patches
provided by Buildroot. COPYING is the authoritative place to state it.
Signed-off-by: default avatarLuca Ceresoli <>
Cc: "Yann E. MORIN" <>
Cc: Arnout Vandecappelle (Essensium/Mind) <>
Cc: Peter Korsgaard <>
Cc: Thomas Petazzoni <>
Cc: Steve Calfee <>
Acked-by: default avatarThomas Petazzoni <>
Acked-by: default avatar"Yann E. MORIN" <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarPeter Korsgaard <>
parent 7c87cac4
With the exceptions below, Buildroot is distributed under the terms of
the GNU General Public License, reproduced below; either version 2 of
the License, or (at your option) any later version.
Some files in Buildroot contain a different license statement. Those
files are licensed under the license contained in the file itself.
Buildroot also bundles patch files, which are applied to the sources
of the various packages. Those patches are not covered by the license
of Buildroot. Instead, they are covered by the license of the software
to which the patches are applied. When said software is available
under multiple licenses, the Buildroot patches are only provided under
the publicly accessible licenses.
Version 2, June 1991
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