Re: updated license list


Jilayne Lovejoy <Jlovejoy@...>
 

See comments in ALL CAPS below. I will send an email when the latest
License List and Guidelines document has been uploaded to the Wiki so
everyone can just look at it there.

Jilayne

-----Original Message-----
From: spdx-bounces@... [mailto:spdx-bounces@...]
On Behalf Of Bruno Cornec
Sent: Thursday, November 04, 2010 9:30 AM
To: Jilayne Lovejoy
Cc: spdx@...
Subject: Re: updated license list

Hello,

Jilayne Lovejoy said on Thu, Nov 04, 2010 at 09:19:54AM -0600:

Here is the next version of the license list (v1.2) that includes the
license text and some other changes discussed via email. I also
updated
the "guidelines" document and listed any changes in this spreadsheet
over License List v1.1 there.
I think there is a problem line 32 of the LicenseList v1.2 file:
Column A mentions version 1.0 wheresas column B says 3.0.
--> FIXED (good eye!)

I wonder if there shouldn't be a mention of the GFDL in this file as
well (with the multiple versions)? (CC are there)
--> GOOD PONT - ADDED FDL v1.2 AS IT IS THE ONE I'VE SEEN USED MOST
OFTEN EVEN THOUGH THERE IS A MORE RECENT VERSION. HOWEVER, THIS SPEAKS
TO ONE OF THE "OUTSTANDING ISSUES" - THAT WE DO NOT HAVE OLDER VERSIONS
OF A BUNCH OF COMMON LICENSES... (SEE NEXT EMAIL)

Speaking of versions, I wonder whether there should'nt always be a
version mentioned, to support easily future revisions of the license not
having multiple version yet.
--> MANY LICENSES ARE ONE-OFFS AND MOST LIKELY WILL NOT HAVE A NEW
VERSION. IF THE LICENSE DOESN'T INCLUDE THIS IN ITS TITLE, I DON'T THINK
WE SHOULD ADD A VERSION NUMBER

For dates, wouldn't it be more interesting (wrt sort, ...) to use the
ISO format: 2010-11-04 instead of the European one, which may be
confusing for non-european people.
--> SO FAR THE DATE IS JUST INCLUDED AS PART OF THE TEXT FIELD FOR
"NOTES" ABOUT THE LICENSE, SO PROBABLY DOESN'T MATTER EITHER WAY BEYOND
WHATEVER IS GOING TO BE EASIEST TO READ. SOME LICENSES ONLY HAVE A
MONTH-YEAR FOR RELEASE DATE INSTEAD OF A FULL DATE IN CASE THAT'S A
CONSIDERATION

HTH,
Bruno.
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