Re: Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) specification for Public Domain, Government Works? Possible New License/Exception Request

Philippe Ombredanne

On Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 4:23 PM, Wheeler, David A <dwheeler@...> wrote:
Gisi, Mark:
The absence of Public Domain from the license list was not an oversight. A
fair amount of discussion took place to decide how to handle a public domain
designation. The current practice is to create a LicenseRef (a user defined
license reference that is local to an SPDX file).
I think that public domain designations should be handled *exactly* the same
way by SPDX as all other common licenses - just create SPDX license
identifiers for common ones.

Philippe Ombredanne

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