Re: Names of licenses we currently support / where should license text live?


dmg
 

Peter> Once a license is "approved" and placed in the repo it should be
Peter> immutable. That way there is no chance of the text changing once the
Peter> license name is in use.

Perhaps this is a good reason to go minimalistic in the very first
version (perhaps even not include ANY license at all). As people use the
draft it will become more clear what are the challenges of including
licenses in the standard, and potential pitfalls.

After all, if the license is not spdx-named, then it will have to be
included verbatim in the XML doc, which is not a bad thing. It can be
pragmatically upgraded once SPDX decides what licenses to include.

--dmg

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