Re: EDL - Eclipse Distribution License


Philippe Ombredanne
 

On Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 3:32 PM, Simon Bernard <contact@...> wrote:
Hi,

I would like to now if this could make sense to add the "EDL - Eclipse
Distribution License" to spdx ?
I ask the question because it seems this is a
https://opensource.org/licenses/BSD-3-Clause.
See : https://eclipse.org/org/documents/edl-v10.php
But many eclipse projects use it and this could help to identify it
quickly with tools like spdx.
Simon:
I think this has been discussed in the past: this is exactly a
BSD-3-Clause. The only difference is that Eclipse gave it a name.
Since this is the same it did not need to have its own ID.

For instance in the scancode-toolkit (which the Eclipse Foundation
uses for IP due diligence BTW) I used to have an entry for EDL
separate from the BSD. This was leading to randomly returning one or
the other at times and looking really ugly because again they are not
distinguishable. I dropped the EDL then.

--
Cordially
Philippe Ombredanne

+1 650 799 0949 | pombredanne@...
DejaCode - What's in your code?! - http://www.dejacode.com
AboutCode - Open source for open source - https://www.aboutcode.org
nexB Inc. - http://www.nexb.com

Join Spdx-legal@lists.spdx.org to automatically receive all group messages.