Re: standardizing opt-out of EU data mining rights?

Richard Fontana

On Thu, Nov 10, 2022 at 3:01 PM Luis Villa <luis@...> wrote:

(1) Would SPDX be an appropriate mechanism for representing that opt-out clause in a machine-readable way, eg via a short identifier + WITH?

(2) This would be, to the best of my knowledge, the first proposed Exception that removes permissions[3] rather than granting new permissions. Would that be acceptable to SPDX? Would that break any implicit or explicit expectations of the specifications or tooling?
Recent exchange that is possibly slightly related to those questions:

Basically, I believe SPDX has locked itself into a model of what an
"exception" is that is based on normative FSF doctrine built up around
FSF-authorized GPL exceptions, but which does not fully reflect how
standardized license terms actually get supplemented by other terms in
the real world with the GPL and other FOSS licenses (in some cases by
removing permissions, and in some cases where it is not actually clear
whether permissions are being removed). I think this is inconsistent
with SPDX's professed mission of focusing on "just the facts". I think
Steve's view is that indeed generalizing the concept of what an
exception is would break some expectations around models and tooling.

- Richard

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