Re: Fedora License List Review


J Lovejoy
 

Thanks for the reminder, Zac!

yes, folks, please, please, please help out on this task!! it’s really quite easy!  The inclination is to add any license on the Fedora “good” license list to the SPDX License List, so you only need to consider if there is some critical reason to not do so, the appropriate short identifier if adding (also inclination to use whatever Fedora uses, but need to make sure there is some consistency also with SPDX naming protocol), and whether the license needs any “templatizing” (most won’t).

I have been working on adding my comments to as many licenses as possible and started to catalog a list of outstanding issues, and so forth.  I hope to have that out to the list before our meeting tomorrow so that people can review and we can discuss.

Cheers,
Jilayne

SPDX Legal Team co-lead
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On Mar 5, 2014, at 11:49 AM, zwhite@... wrote:

Quick reminder to the group: please submit your feedback on the matter of adding the below-identified licenses to the SPDX License List. Your timely submissions will allow us to discuss outstanding issues at tomorrow's bi-weekly Legal Team call. Thanks!

Zak White
Entente Software LLC
570 El Camino Real #150-103
Redwood City, CA 94065
Phone: (650) 489-6851
zwhite@...


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Fedora License List Review
From: <zwhite@...>
Date: Thu, February 20, 2014 2:47 pm
To: spdx-legal@...

SPDX Legal Team,

On today's call, we did not have a quorum present for decisions regarding the addition of new licenses to the SPDX License List from the list of "Fedora Good Licenses". Since we have other items that are pending the completion of this review, we have decided to keep the review moving by completing the remaining licenses via email.

We hope to establish a weekly cadence for the review of these licenses in order to make our way through the 100+ remaining licenses before the Linux Collaboration Summit starts on March 26. If we have agreement among 3 members with no dissenting opinions or outstanding questions, then the license will be marked "approved" on the master Tracking Sheet (link available at bottom of email).

Listed below are the 12 licenses from the Fedora list that were marked for review this week. Please reply to this email string with your input regarding any or all of these 12 licenses. Feel free to mark up the table below, edit the live Tracking Sheet, or just describe your feedback in email. Your participation is greatly appreciated!

License
Full
Name
Fedora
Short
Name
License
URL
IssuesCommentsProposed
Short
Identifier
Borceux licenseBorceuxhttps://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/BorceuxPermissive license. May be single package license.JL: how to deal with individual filenames, though?
ZW: very narrow (lists files)
DC: way too file-specific. Recommend that we do not add this one.
Borceux
Copyright Attribution OnlyCopyright onlyhttps://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/CopyrightOnlySimple "license" that requires copyright onlyDC: I'm not sure that the SPDX license list really needs these kinds of licenses. Being short and simple (simplistic) they might be best provided as text in an SPDX file rather than by a license name.?
Crystal Stacker LicenseCrystal Stackerhttps://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/CrystalStackerPermissive license. May be single package license.ZW: limited use, but open to adding
JL: license on Fedora page does not match (exactly) that found in v1.5 download. also, there appears to be two different variations of a license in the download (see email I sent for details)
Crystal
diffmark licensediffmarkhttps://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/diffmarkLicense text "1. you can do what you want with it; 2. I refuse any responsibility for the consequences" May be single package licenseZW: add (limited use, but could grow: http://geeksta.net/geeklog/free-software-content-licenses/)
diffmark
DOC LicenseDOChttp://www.cs.wustl.edu/~schmidt/ACE-copying.htmlPermissive license. May be single package license, but package is oft used.ZW: suggest adding (how to handle specific TM references?)DOC
Dotseqn LicenseDotseqnhttps://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/DotseqnPermissive license. Appears to be single file/packageZW: single package licenseDotseqn
DSDP LicenseDSDPhttps://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/DSDPMIT like license.ZW: unique license; not reusableDSDP
dvipdfm Licensedvipdfmhttps://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/dvipdfmPermissive license. May be a one time licenseZW: add (appears to have traction with colleges)dvipdfm
eGenix.com Public License 1.1.0eGenixhttps://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/eGenix.com_Public_License_1.1.0Based on CNRI license and may be for one project. Official license site http://www.egenix.com/products/eGenix.com-Public-License-1.1.0.pdfZW: addeGenix
Enlightenment License (e16)MIT with advertisinghttps://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/MIT_With_AdvertisingMIT variantZW: changes "The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software." to "The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies of the Software, its documentation and marketing & publicity materials, and acknowledgment shall be given in the documentation, materials and software packages that this Software was used."Enlightenment
enna LicenseMIThttps://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/MIT#ennaMIT variant

ZW: changes "The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software." to "The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies of the Software and its Copyright notices. In addition publicly documented acknowledgment must be given that this software has been used if no source code of this software is made available publicly. This includes acknowledgments in either Copyright notices, Manuals, Publicity and Marketing documents or any documentation provided with any product containing this software. This License does not apply to any software that links to the libraries provided by this software (statically or dynamically), but only to the software provided."enna
Eurosym LicenseEurosymhttps://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/EurosymCopyleft license. German law appliesZW: addEurosym


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Entente Software LLC
570 El Camino Real #150-103
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Phone: (650) 489-6851
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