Re: License of an open source license text
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I have some remarks from a lawyer's perspective who is scanning source code
and/or has to deal with the results from scanning.
It is helpful if the license text file is differently identified from
licensed source files. There are some reasons for that:
- This license text is not licensed under itself.
- The information can be misleading. The LGPL-2.1 would be LGPL-2.1-only
although all source files might be LGPL-2.1-or-later
- It is good to know whether or not the license text is included in a source
package (and not just referenced). Accordingly, you know if adding the
license text is needed.
Identifiers like "LicenseRef-GPL-3.0-license-text" would be great since you
can see on first view what is in the license file.
I have no interest to know how the license text is licensed itself. All
known FOSS licenses allow copying and distribution. More is not needed.
I have an interest to know whether or not the license text is identical to
the original one (or modified/shortened).
Not sure if this is helpful for you but I hope so.
Am 18.06.20 um 16:32 schrieb Philippe Ombredanne: