Re: Request for adding Eclipse Distribution License - v 1.0

Alexios Zavras

We should have a “note” on the BSD-3-Clause license.


-- zvr


From: Spdx-legal@... <Spdx-legal@...> On Behalf Of CARLIER Aurelien
Sent: Wednesday, 11 December, 2019 08:34
To: spdx-legal@...
Cc: Wayne Beaton <wayne.beaton@...>; Philippe Ombredanne <pombredanne@...>
Subject: Re: Request for adding Eclipse Distribution License - v 1.0




Thank you Wayne and Philippe for giving an answer that quickly J. I agree with the statement.


Maybe it (former suggestion by Wayne) would be mentioned in the "license and exceptions tracking page" not to be requested again (I've checked before sending the email, trying to make things the right way).







De : Wayne Beaton [mailto:wayne.beaton@...]
Envoyé : mardi 10 décembre 2019 20:04
À : CARLIER Aurelien
Cc : spdx-legal@...
Objet : Re: Request for adding Eclipse Distribution License - v 1.0


We've discussed this previously (at my suggestion on behalf of the Eclipse Foundation).


My recollection is that it was decided that SPDX would not add EDL-1.0 or any other licenses based on the BSD-3-Clause template because doing so would set a precedent drawing in literally hundreds of other licenses based on that template.


For Eclipse projects that use EDL-1.0, we just use BSD-3-Clause as the SPDX code.




On Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 12:36 PM CARLIER Aurelien <aurelien.carlier@...> wrote:



I would like to request addition of the Eclipse Distribution License in the SPDX license list. The EDL-1.0 is a variation of the New BSD License (fixing . Here is what I would suggest:


1.    License name: Eclipse Distribution License 1.0

2.    Proposed Identifier: EDL-1.0

3.    URL:

4.    See attached file.

5.    Indicate whether the license is OSI-approved : “The Eclipse Distribution License is an OSI Approved Open Source License by means of the New BSD License.” As said on the license’s full text page

6.    This license is used by Eclipse JGIT with the following text:

This program and the accompanying materials are made available

under the terms of the Eclipse Distribution License v1.0 which

accompanies this distribution, is reproduced below, and is

available at


Thank you in advance to take this request into account.









Wayne Beaton

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