Re: SPDX License List coverage for a full distro

Warner Losh

I would suggest, though, that if we do this we strongly discourage people from using these identifiers
for the 'copyright + SPDX-Identifier but no boilerplate' license scenarios. Since Fedora--, etc isn't
well standardized, is only a place holder until standardization, and therefore generally expected
to be ephemeral, this may create issues in establishing which license is talked about, especially
if the code is copied away from one of those distributions and a fair amount of time has passed.


On Tue, Aug 17, 2021 at 11:41 AM Alexios Zavras <alexios.zavras@...> wrote:
Since we're all expressing agreement, let me add mine...
and remind that we have this wonderful construct that can be used for "list of licenses curated by a single entity but not necessarily on the SPDX License List": namespaces!
We can have a couple of hundred "Fedora--" or "Debian--" identifiers immediately, while waiting for the official inclusion in the list.

-- zvr

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Die 16. 08. 21 et hora 19:10 J Lovejoy scripsit:
> What do you all think?

I don’t have much to add to what has been said so far, but just want to add a big fat +1 on everything said so far.

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