Re: New License/Exception Request
On 06/05/2015 02:33 AM, Matt Smith wrote:
I'm not sure it should matter for SPDX but noting that there are two previous versions of the OGL from the UK and now many other OGLs from other jurisdictions. OGL-3.0 or OGL-UK or OGL-UK-3.0 would address one of both of those.
I actually joined this list because I eventually intended to ask whether SPDX is interested in including additional licenses not primarily intended for software (it includes some now) such as various OGLs. Seems like a good prompt to finally do that. :)
My reason for asking is that I'm involved in opendefinition.org sort of a non-software analogue to the OSD. The OD project has made some half-hearted attempts to collect license texts and metadata but it'd be more effective to feed into a better maintained project, ie SPDX. One completed issue https://github.com/okfn/licenses/issues/35 and another stale one https://github.com/okfn/opendefinition/issues/27 as confusing background for this.
If there's interest from SPDX I or someone else involved in OD would propose for inclusion in SPDX those licenses OD as approved but which are not currently in SPDX, see http://opendefinition.org/licenses/