Re: License List spreadsheet v1.1

Tom Incorvia

Hi Jilayne,


Thanks for working on this.  I have been traveling, so hopefully I am not too far behind the conversations.


Here are a few very minor things:



-          I agree that we should use “Apache” as the short name

-          There is a comma in license full name “ISC License (Bind, DHCP Server)”

-          Regarding the entry GNU Library or "Lesser" General Public License v2 or v2.1 only”, I agree that this entry should be removed, and we should have a 2.0 or later; and a separate 2.1 or later as you recommend. 

-          On the Nethack GPL, the 3.4.3 specification actually refers to the program rather than the license – there is no suffix for the Nethack license

-          The Python license may have versions – I am not certain -- they take the time to restate the license with each release – however, I comparisons of some of the “official licenses” and they were the same.  Anyway, we will need to dig into Python a bit in terms of versioning and relationship to CNRI – I don’t have the bandwidth for this right now, but hopefully there is someone on the team who is deep into Python licensing




Tom Incorvia


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From: Jilayne Lovejoy [mailto:Jlovejoy@...]
Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 11:23 AM
To: Tom Incorvia; kate.stewart@...; spdx@...
Subject: License List spreadsheet v1.1


Hello All,


Attached is a first run at the license list info in a spreadsheet format as Kate mentioned below.  I also included a word document with some explanations, "guidelines" I made up as I went along, and issues or questions I noticed.  There are also some specific comments within the spreadsheet cells.  


I didn't add too many more licenses, although I think we will need to add some.  I wanted to take some time to identify other licenses not on the list that I have come across most often during audits, as perhaps others in the group can do as well. 



Jilayne Lovejoy




From: spdx-bounces@... [mailto:spdx-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Tom Incorvia
Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 8:41 AM
To: kate.stewart@...; spdx@...
Subject: RE: spec is back in WIKI format again,,,


Hi Kate, I will be glad to give the license information spreadsheet a good review when it is available (or review an interim document).  Tom


Tom Incorvia


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From: spdx-bounces@... [mailto:spdx-bounces@...] On Behalf Of kate.stewart@...
Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 9:32 AM
To: spdx@...
Subject: spec is back in WIKI format again,,,


Just to let you know that the spec is now back in WIKI form, and open again for questions and comments to be posted in it.  It is now broken down into one page per section from the SPEC so, scope of change/editing isn't as daunting ;)


  - A couple of the line breaks are still not ideal, and I'll finish the cleanup as time permits.
  - The license information is being revised into a spreadsheet, so we can generate the per license WIKI pages easily (from Callaway's proposal),  there should be a separate email coming out shortly with the list as it stands, for further review.  Ignore what's in Appendix I for now.

Thanks for your patience,   Kate



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