Re: remove recommendation re: standard license headers
On 10/25/21 3:35 PM, Warner Losh wrote:
"standard header" is narrowly defined in the context of the SPDX License List - https://github.com/spdx/license-list-XML/blob/master/DOCS/license-fields.md
I am not sure where the FSF stands re: suggestion v. requirement, but the reality of lots of variations in the wild even when there is a specific standard header text provided by the license steward leans heavily towards the advantage of simply using SPDX identifiers, IMHO :)
Worth noting that the steward of one of the other well known licenses with standard header agrees - http://www.apache.org/foundation/license-faq.html#Apply-My-Software
Totally agree. We felt the need to say something in the beginning, but given time and how things have played out in reality - I really think this is up to the project to make a determination (like the kernel did and Uboot did, etc.) and with their own attorney's advice as they see fit. Thus, better for us to remove any such specific advice.