From: Tom Incorvia
Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2011
To: Kim Weins; Jilayne Lovejoy;
Subject: RE: new version of
License List uploaded
On the legal call
today I offered to do a last look at the Debian / SPDX license name
I agree with Kim:
The exclusion of
“.0” in cases where the license issuer does not use that makes
abbreviation of the GNU Free Documentation License is a far more common use
that the FDL that we chose, so let’s use GFDL.
spdx-bounces@... [mailto:spdx-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Kim Weins
Sent: Monday, January 17, 2011
To: Jilayne Lovejoy; SPDX
Subject: Re: new version of
License List uploaded
After looking this over, we are pretty well aligned with two exceptions
- Debian excludes the “.0” on ends
of versions (eg Apache-1 instead of Apache-1.0)
- Debian uses GFDL for GNU Free Documentation
License and we use FDL.
I would be fine with changing out names to match Debian on both the items
above. That makes it easy and saves us from trying to negotiate changes.
On Fri 1/14/11 2:00 PM, "Jilayne Lovejoy" <Jlovejoy@...> wrote:
I just uploaded v1.5 of the License List spreadsheet and
accompanying guidelines/notes document to the SPDX website here:
This version reflects adds a column for comparison to the Debian short name
protocols and list (http://dep.debian.net/deps/dep5/)
and some comments where there were differences in license long names.
Notes/observations/questions re: these additions below (this is also
listed on the Word doc associated with the license):
- Column added for comparison to Debian license
list short names:
- If left blank, then license
not on Debian list
- If short name is the same,
then “same” entered in this column
- If short name is different,
then Debian variation entered here
- Debian uses
Expat license instead of MIT; Expat is not on SPDX list ??
identifies GPL font and SSL exception which were not on SPDX list; font
exception was added to SPDX list
- Should we
add the SSL exception? It looks like a suggestion more than a standard
exception based on the info contained in a link. I’ve never
seen this one before – anyone have any thoughts on this?
- SPDX list had exceptions not
on Debian list, but short names using Debian short names rules listed in
lists Perl as a license, but this is really a disjunctive licensing
situation with either GPL or Artistic; it doesn’t seem like
“Perl” should be listed as a separate license in this case
as there are other scenarios like this
- Added other GFDL v1.1 and
v1.3 to license list, as they were missing
- Debian lists GNU Free
Documentation License with no invariant sections à
did not add this… ??
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