Re: remove recommendation re: standard license headers


Steve Winslow
 

On Thu, Dec 2, 2021 at 12:18 PM J Lovejoy <opensource@...> wrote:


Given that the Apache Foundation suggests either (their standard header or the SPDX identifier) be used http://www.apache.org/foundation/license-faq.html#Apply-My-Software and the FSF supports generally the use of SPDX identifiers (not in the explicit way as ASF, but this is the last statement I know of: https://www.fsf.org/blogs/rms/rms-article-for-claritys-sake-please-dont-say-licensed-under-gnu-gpl-2 - It seems more appropriate for SPDX to simply not make any recommendation either way related to using standard headers. At least that was the original question/point!
 
 
Jilayne, I agree with this. Projects, organizations, license stewards, etc. may all have recommendations about whether or how standard license headers should or shouldn't be used for particular licenses, and that's great. From the SPDX project's perspective, I'm +1 on simply not making a recommendation either way.

Steve

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