New License/Exception Request
Matt Smith <matt@...>
1. Provide a proposed Full Name for the license or exception.
Open Government License
2. Provide a proposed Short Identifier.
3. Provide a functioning url reference to the license or exception text, either from the author or a community recognized source.
4. Create and attach a text file with the license or exception text from the url provided in #3. Please proofread the text file to ensure that:
o Information has not been lost or modified.
o Formatting is clean and consistent with the license or exception URL.
5. Indicate whether the license is OSI-approved [Yes/No] (see: http://www.opensource.org/licenses/alphabetical). If yes, provide link to the OSI license and verify that it is the same text as supplied in #4.
6. Provide a short explanation regarding the need for this license or exception to be included on the SPDX License List, including identifying at least one program that uses this license.
This license is used by many public sector departments when releasing open data, such as:
On 06/05/2015 02:33 AM, Matt Smith wrote:
I'm not sure it should matter for SPDX but noting that there are two previous versions of the OGL from the UK and now many other OGLs from other jurisdictions. OGL-3.0 or OGL-UK or OGL-UK-3.0 would address one of both of those.
I actually joined this list because I eventually intended to ask whether SPDX is interested in including additional licenses not primarily intended for software (it includes some now) such as various OGLs. Seems like a good prompt to finally do that. :)
My reason for asking is that I'm involved in opendefinition.org sort of a non-software analogue to the OSD. The OD project has made some half-hearted attempts to collect license texts and metadata but it'd be more effective to feed into a better maintained project, ie SPDX. One completed issue https://github.com/okfn/licenses/issues/35 and another stale one https://github.com/okfn/opendefinition/issues/27 as confusing background for this.
If there's interest from SPDX I or someone else involved in OD would propose for inclusion in SPDX those licenses OD as approved but which are not currently in SPDX, see http://opendefinition.org/licenses/
HI Mike,toggle quoted message Show quoted text
Thanks for the info.
Regarding the other versions of OGL, could you provide links to those?
As for non-software licenses and the project mentioned below, could I ask you to join an SPDX Legal call in order to discuss, perhaps one of the calls in July?
SPDX Legal Team co-lead
The two previous UK versions:toggle quoted message Show quoted text
Canada federal versions
http://open.canada.ca/en/open-government-licence-canada (2.0; would have
to look for 1.0)
Provincial (example, several)
Municipal (example, many)
I believe there are a bunch of others but don't have references handy
and am mostly failing at search, other than Korea, which has several
variations, one of them http://www.kogl.or.kr/open/info/license_info/by.do
I'd be happy to join a call in July to discuss.
On 06/10/2015 03:20 PM, J Lovejoy wrote:
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