Re: Licensing Workshop at LinuxTag 2011
Joerg Schilling <Joerg.Schilling@...>
Ciaran Farrell <cfarrell@...> wrote:
before LinuxTag 2011 I sent around invitations to this workshop "Cross...
Currently, one example of an online collaborative effort (under the auspicesI am not sure who manages this page, but http://spdx.org/licenses/ISC and some
others cannot be displayed on my firefox as they give a xml parsing error.
I'm more than interested in hearing your comments, feedback and opinions.
I just had a small discussion with Thomas Gordon who wrote Carneades:
His software currently uses an interactive questionaire but it could be
enhanced to read specs that contain a list of licenses and code relations as
well as general rules on how to interpret licenses (e.g. whether the GPL is to
be interpreted as being in conflict with US Copyright law title 17 paragraph 106
or not) and then could output a license compatibility report.
Doing this automatically on a large number of software projects could be used to
find out whether a specific license intepretation would affect a large number
of OSS projects that are typicallally shipped on distros.
Carneades currently contains basic rules for a few licenses. There would be a
need to refine the rules and to add more licenses but the engine is ready....
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