New License/Exception Request: copyleft-next

Kuno Woudt <kuno@...>

1. Provide a proposed Full Name for the license or exception.

copyleft-next 0.3.1

2. Provide a proposed Short Identifier.


3. Provide a functioning url reference to the license or exception text, either from the author or a community recognized source.

4. Create and attach a text file with the license or exception text from the url provided in #3.


5. Indicate whether the license is OSI-approved (see: or whether it has been submitted for approval to the OSI and is currently under review.

The license is not formally OSI approved, nor has it been submitted for review (AFAIK).

6. Provide a short explanation regarding the need for this license or exception to be included on the SPDX License List, including identifying at least one program that uses this license.

Various software packaging tools rely on the SPDX license identifier list when dealing with software packages, for example the "license" field in package.json used by the node.js / NPM ecosystem. The npm tool tries to encourage proper licensing of packages published to the public npm registry by warning about invalid license identifiers. As a user of copyleft-next, I would like to see tools such as npm accept the license.

copyleft-next is a copyleft license written by Richard Fontana and various contributors, explicitly compatible with any version of the GPL (and AGPL).

copyleft-next is not a very popular license, but is used by a small group of developers for their projects:

Kuno Woudt

Join { to automatically receive all group messages.