Re: explanation for ensuring no duplicate identifiers


Alexios Zavras
 

My only comment would be to change “ASCII characters” to “ASCII printable characters”.

 

Looking at the Overview page, it needs a little care:

  • It documents “Is OSI approved?” but not “Is FSF Free/Libre?”
  • It references the “spreadsheet” in a couple of places

 

 

-- zvr –

 

From: Spdx-legal@... <Spdx-legal@...> On Behalf Of J Lovejoy
Sent: Thursday, 14 June, 2018 21:28
To: SPDX-legal <spdx-legal@...>
Subject: explanation for ensuring no duplicate identifiers

 

Hi all,

 

As discussed on the call today (related to Issue https://github.com/spdx/license-list-XML/pull/651 ), we will add an explicit statement regarding not duplicating identifiers in the explanation of fields on the Overview page for the license list: https://spdx.org/spdx-license-list/license-list-overview

 

I had the task to suggest some additional language, including discussion about character type.  The relevant text is as follows, with proposed changes in red:

 

B) License or Exception Identifier (aka "SPDX Short Identifier")

               • Short identifier to be used to identify a license or exception match to licenses or exceptions contained on the SPDX License List in the context of an SPDX file, in source file, or elsewhere

               • Short identifiers have no spaces in them and only use ASCII characters

               • Short identifiers consist of an abbreviation based on a common short name or acronym for the license or exception

               • Where applicable, the abbreviation will be followed by a dash and then the version number, in X.Y format

               • Where applicable, and if possible, the short identifier should be harmonized with other well-known open source naming sources (i.e., OSI, Fedora, etc.)

               • Short identifiers should be as short in length as possible while staying consistent with all other naming criteria

               • Short identifiers must not be duplicative: newly added short identifiers will be checked to ensure they are different from all pre-existing short identifiers, regardless of upper/lower case

 

 

Let me know your thoughts,

 

Jilayne

 

SPDX Legal Team co-lead
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