Re: New License/Exception Request

Mike Linksvayer

The two previous UK versions:

Canada federal versions (2.0; would have
to look for 1.0)

Provincial (example, several)

Municipal (example, many)

I believe there are a bunch of others but don't have references handy
and am mostly failing at search, other than Korea, which has several
variations, one of them

I'd be happy to join a call in July to discuss.


On 06/10/2015 03:20 PM, J Lovejoy wrote:
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?


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