Re: " Preferred License"

Till Jaeger

Hi Alan,

Your Firefox extension works really well. Thanks for this great tool!



Am 14.01.21 um 22:26 schrieb Alan Tse:

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 <>.




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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








On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 3:19 PM Mark Atwood via
<> <
<>> wrote:

The " Preferred License" documented at [ ] is
the MIT
license with the additional text in the middle "(including the next

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

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

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


Mark Atwood <atwoodm@... <mailto:atwoodm@...>>
Principal, Open Source


Steve Winslow
Director of Strategic Programs
The Linux Foundation

swinslow@... <mailto:swinslow@...>

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