Re: [spdx] Adding a new opendata-focus license?

J Lovejoy

Good catch Steve! I should have looked there first before replying.

(carry on as usual, all, don’t mind me!)

On Sep 5, 2019, at 9:11 PM, Steve Winslow <swinslow@...> wrote:

Hi Bastien — I see also that you did submit an issue for this license, at Glad you found the entry point and thanks for the responses to my questions in that thread  =)

As Jilayne noted, the CONTRIBUTING file describes the next steps. Members of the SPDX community can review and weigh in on whether the license should be added to the list. If it is, then the subsequent step would be to prepare an XML file in the license list format (and a corresponding test text file) for the license.

The legal team holds calls every other Thursday — the next one will be September 19. You can feel free to join if you would like. 


On Thu, Sep 5, 2019 at 11:04 PM J Lovejoy <opensource@...> wrote:
Hi Bastien,

The process for requesting a new license be added to the SPDX License List is documented here: (and happy to get your feedback on the documentation of the process!)

By the way - It looks like you sent this to the general mailing list, not the legal mailing list, as this got caught up in our filter. I have released it (obviously), but you might want to make sure you are actually on the legal mailing list here: (and I’m replying to both lists, but bcc the general list, as we try to keep specific topics to the specific lists)


SPDX legal team co-lead

On Sep 4, 2019, at 2:57 AM, Bastien <bastien.guerry@...> wrote:

Dear all,

I'm working for Etalab, the mission for promoting and coordinating
Open Data publications in the french public sector.

The most commonly used license for french open data is the "Open
License", published and maintained by Etalab.  Roughly speaking, it is
equivalent to a CC-by 4.0.  You can read it here:

What is the process to ask and get a SPDX identifier for this license?

I am sorry if the question has been raised before, I have been on this
list since a few months only.

Thanks in advance for any answer!


Bastien Guerry

Steve Winslow
Director of Strategic Programs
The Linux Foundation

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