Re: question regarding the information porvided in the SPDX license list


J Lovejoy
 

Thanks for catching this, Oliver.  I have now fixed the standard headers for all the GNU licenses for the upcoming release of the SPDX License List.  Not sure how this got messed up, as I clearly remember discussing and looking over those headers oh-so-long-ago!  In any case, you seem to be quite good at catching these details - perhaps we can convince you to take a more proactive role with the group?  :)

This also raises a question as to how we will deal with the standard headers once we implement the new license expression syntax with the 2.0 release of the spec and license list - to be discussed on today’s (and probably subsequent) calls!

cheers,
Jilayne

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On Jul 10, 2014, at 8:44 AM, Fendt, Oliver <oliver.fendt@...> wrote:

Hi Team,
 
I checked the license list because I was searching for the GNU Free Documentation License 1.3 or any later version. I did not find an entry GFDL-1.3+, due to that I checked the information provided underhttp://spdx.org/licenses/GFDL-1.3
 
I found the text of the GFDL-1.3 and below the text of the license there is the “Standard License Header”. The text the standard license header contains is
 
“Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document
under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3
or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation;
{{with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts.
A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU
Free Documentation License".}}”
 
In my opinion this would be the standard license header for GFDL-1.3+ and not for GFDL-1.3 (as called in the license list)
In my opinion the “Standard License Header” for GFDL-1.3 should be:
 
“Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document
under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 published by the Free Software Foundation;
{{with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts.
A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU
Free Documentation License".}}”
 
The same applies to GFDL-1.1, GFDL-1.2.
It would be nice if you can provide me with some hints how to solve this “issue” because in the files in the OSS packages the “Standard License Header of GFDL-1.3+”
 
I hope I was able to explain the problem J
 
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