Re: New OSI-approved licenses

J Lovejoy

On Dec 17, 2015, at 1:25 PM, Rob Landley <rob@...> wrote:

On 12/17/2015 12:38 PM, J Lovejoy wrote:
That sounds like a reasonable result, all things considered.
I don't care what OSI does.

I’ll add a note to the Notes field of Zero Clause BSD License
to the same effect on the upcoming release of the SPDX License List.
Please don't. Pretty please?

Hi Rob,

What I had in mind was: where it says “Note” on this page, to add something along the lines of capturing the following facts:

"There is a license that the OSI approved after this license was added to the SPDX License List and which is identical to this license, but referred to there as "Free Public License 1.0.0”. Apart from the name, the only difference is that the Free Public License is used without a copyright notice, whereas the Zero Clause BSD License has generally been used with a copyright notice. This difference, as per the SPDX License List Matching Guidelines, is inconsequential for matching purposes."

By adding some info, we avoid someone later asking why there are there are different names for essentially the same license on SPDX and OSI.

Please feel free to edit, if you have better wording in mind.


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