Re: "X.org Preferred License"


Steve Kilbane
 

I'm glad this topic came up, because I hadn't heard of spdx-license-diff before, and now I have it installed. That's a pretty good start to a Friday!

 

Thanks, Alan!

 

steve

 

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Subject: Re: [spdx] "X.org Preferred License"

 

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Hi Mark,

I’m also not sure of which SPDX tool you were using but I checked with the browser extension spdx-license-diff and I get a template match to MIT since the extra part is optional as described by Steve.

 

Of course if you do use the browser extension and you see missing template matches with it (which I find occasionally), I’ll fix it if you report it.

 

Alan

 

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Subject: Re: [spdx] "X.org Preferred License"

 

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Hi Mark,

 

The MIT license template on the license list [1] has the language "(including the next paragraph)" as optional text, which is why that part shows up in blue italics on the list [2].

 

I think that's what you're referring to, but let me know if I'm missing something.

 

Best,

Steve

 

 

On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 3:19 PM Mark Atwood via lists.spdx.org <atwoodm=amazon.com@...> wrote:

The "X.org Preferred License" documented at [
https://www.x.org/archive/current/doc/xorg-docs/License.html ] is the MIT
license with the additional text in the middle "(including the next
paragraph)".

Our SPDX license matching tool is not locking onto it with 100%, but instead
is showing it nearest edit distance to MIT.  I've not yet dug in deeper,
but,

Is the X.org variant in the SPDX database?
If not should we add it as an new license, or as matching rule variant to
MIT?

If its not in the database, I will start the legwork and paperwork to add
it.

..m


Mark Atwood <atwoodm@...>
Principal, Open Source
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Steve Winslow
Director of Strategic Programs
The Linux Foundation

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