Re: Ninka, and SPDX On the linux kernel and BSD licenses


Kim Weins
 

Daniel

These seem like examples of the things we may want to "templatize" in the
standard licenses. Those efforts have been delayed behind other items. The
legal team can speak to these specific issues of whether we would consider
them equivalent.

Kim



On Tue 7/12/11 4:40 AM, "D M German" <dmg@...> wrote:


Hi Everybody,

I started implementing SPDX licenses in Ninka. I started with the BSDs
(4, 3 and 2).

My goal is to try to 'SPDX' the kernel before LinuxCon. Of the files
that Ninka is properly identifying their license, there are many with
other variants of the BSD:


----------------------------------------------------------------------
71 BSD3
37 spdxBSD2
13 spdxBSD3
8 GPLv2,BSD3
8 GPLv2+,spdxBSD2
5 BSD2EndorseInsteadOfBinary
3 GPLv2,BSD3NoWarranty
2 spdxBSD4
2 SeeFile,BSD3
2 BSDOnlyEndorseNoWarranty
1 GPLv2+,spdxBSD3
1 GPLv2+,BSD3
1 GPLv2+,BSD2var2
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Here is an example of the BSD3 (non-spdx):

./drivers/net/wimax/i2400m/usb-tx.c

The sentence that does not match the SPDX version is:

Neither the name of Intel Corporation nor the names of its contributors may be
used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without
specific prior written permission.

instead of:

Neither the name of the <ORGANIZATION> nor the names of its contributors may
be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without
specific prior written permission.


Here is another example of the BSD3 (non-spdx):

./fs/nfsd/nfs4recover.c

This is the sentence that does not match:

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED ``AS IS'' AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED.

instead of:

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS"
AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE
DISCLAIMED.



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Daniel M. German
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