Re: A non-standard "permissive" license


dmg
 

I think that the best way to implement this in the future is to be
able to specify domains in the identifiers. Something like
ninka.bsd3, fossology.afossolyname, spdx.bsd3 and default the
domains to spdx.


--dmg

On Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 2:24 AM, Guillaume Rousseau
<guillaume.rousseau@...> wrote:
Indeed we have been many time through the issue concerning "rare license".
I understand very well that spdx can not cover/support every licenses. But
should be able to extend internal license knowledge base guarantying there
will be no license acronym conflict in the further versions of SPDX.
Could we implement a rule saying that SPDX acronym will never start by "M-"
which will allow us to implement specific acronym miscellaneous licenses not
supported by spdx.
Another way to do it could be to allow 2 acronyms in the standard like
SPDX-GPL-2.0 and GPL-2.0 ?
I prefer the first one.
I don't remember if this point has already been pointed out and discussed so
I put legal and tech mailing list in cc.
Guillaume



Le 05/03/13 00:34, Dennis Clark a écrit :

This license text appears to be from Leptonica:

https://github.com/rajbot/autocrop/blob/master/leptonica-1.68/leptonica-license.txt

The tortured grammar of this sentence is unique and I don't think it can be
found in any of the SPDX licenses:

"- No author or distributor accepts responsibility to anyone for the
- consequences of using this software, or for whether it serves any
- particular purpose or works at all, unless he or she says so in
- writing."

A very rare license indeed!

Hope this was helpful,
Dennis Clark
Software Auditor
www.nexb.com
dmclark@...
510-517-9659

On Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 2:54 PM, Lamons, Scott (Open Source Program Office)
<scott.lamons@...> wrote:

We came across this license in a recent open source review. Fossology
mis-identified this as GPL which is clearly a bug and it's being fixed.
However, my question is... would this match any existing SPDX license?



- Copyright (C) 2001 XXX. All rights reserved.
- This software is distributed in the hope that it will be
- useful, but with NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.
- No author or distributor accepts responsibility to anyone for the
- consequences of using this software, or for whether it serves any
- particular purpose or works at all, unless he or she says so in
- writing. Everyone is granted permission to copy, modify and
- redistribute this source code, for commercial or non-commercial
- purposes, with the following restrictions: (1) the origin of this
- source code must not be misrepresented; (2) modified versions must
- be plainly marked as such; and (3) this notice may not be removed
- or altered from any source or modified source distribution.






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