Re: New License/Exception Request

J Lovejoy

HI Mike,

Thanks for the info.

Regarding the other versions of OGL, could you provide links to those?

As for non-software licenses and the project mentioned below, could I ask you to join an SPDX Legal call in order to discuss, perhaps one of the calls in July?


SPDX Legal Team co-lead

On Jun 6, 2015, at 1:31 PM, Mike Linksvayer <ml@...> wrote:

On 06/05/2015 02:33 AM, Matt Smith wrote:
1.     Provide a proposed Full Name for the license or exception.
Open Government License
2.     Provide a proposed Short Identifier.

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 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 and another stale one 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

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