|author||Johannes Berg <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2013-02-18 15:39:23 +0100|
|committer||Hauke Mehrtens <email@example.com>||2013-02-18 23:47:46 +0100|
compat-drivers: rename GPL file to COPYING
Code or other references in the kernel would point to a file called "COPYING" (as in the upstream kernel), so rename the GPL file to that name. Signed-off-by: Johannes Berg <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Hauke Mehrtens <email@example.com>
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