Re: Hello world and additional licenses


Kate was right, I should have gone l,to LinuxConf

in the same line as Richard comment, why not include every license
found in the Linux kernel?

I am sure many of you have customers that need this data for the kernel

in fact, last week I discuss that the kernel is a very good exercise
to test the spec
much better than simple examples. If it can do the kernel, it could do
almost anything


On 8/11/10, Richard Fontana <rfontana@...> wrote:
On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 06:33:01AM -0400, Philip Odence wrote:
So, that fact that you have run across a license in your work would not on
face say that it meets the criteria for being included on the list. Do you
think the licenses you list are fairly common and would belong on the list
that reason?

(First, happy to join this list after attending the LinuxCon session

Of the ones Soeren listed, the OpenSSL license (or, I guess,
conjunction-of-licenses) stands out to me as one of the most commonly
encountered (it is not 'common' in the sense of being reused by
different projects, but because of the ubiquity of OpenSSL). Although
this may not bear on criteria for list inclusion, it is also a license
that often leads to angst for Linux distributions because of GPL
incompatibility arguments and the presence of an advertising clause.

- Richard

Richard E. Fontana
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Red Hat, Inc.
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