Re: EDL - Eclipse Distribution License
On Thu, Dec 21, 2017 at 3:41 AM, Wayne Beaton
+1The problem with the EDL is that its text is strictly the BSD-3-Clause.
The only differences would be:
1. an extra name that may not be present
2. possibly an Eclipse copyright holder
IMHO these two are not sufficient to warrant a new license in SPDX.
On the detection side, I used to have EDL as a "named" license in
Scancode, but I removed it  a while back to use it as a plain
detection rule instead: this was creating too many detection
ambiguities as both the EDL and BSD would be detected exactly, because
they are one and the same text-wise.
So some questions:
1. Why would be using BSD-3-Clause a problem to you?
2. How can you distinguish at all times a BSD-3-Clause from and EDL?
I would be happy to bring back a specialized detection in ScanCode if
you can provide me with some non-ambiguous rules in which case you
would have a license ref but not an official SPDX id. This may be good
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