FW: License List Matching Guidelines - update

Philip Odence

To SPDX General List Members,
The legal team is putting final touches on matching guidelines. In case you have not been following, this is your chance to speak up if you see any show-stoppers. The legal team has been regularly reporting progress on this work, so I don't expect it to be a surprise for anyone, but I want to err on the side of over-communication as these guidelines will have ongoing technical implications.

From: Jilayne Lovejoy <jilayne.lovejoy@...>
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 05:08:49 +0000
To: SPDX-legal <spdx-legal@...>
Cc: Phil Odence <podence@...>
Subject: License List Matching Guidelines - update

Hi All, 

We are aiming to finish (at least the first draft of) the SPDX License List Matching Guidelines by the end of June.  To this end, we made some progress on today's legal work stream call, but decided to schedule an additional, off-week call to help facilitate this goal.  

1) please review the updated matching guidelines here:  http://spdx.org/wiki/spdx-license-list-match-guidelines
In particular, note the decision to use {{ }} to indicate text that can be ignored for matching purposes, this applies in particular to the BSD and old Apache licenses.  I have made a first pass at these, but since you won't be able to see them until the new license list is posted, I'm attaching the relevant text files to this email for review/feedback.

2) if you have any additional thoughts or suggestions, please add a comment to that page at the bottom (note there are some comments already posted).  Please comment by end-of-business, next Wednesday, 20 June.

3) attend the special call to discuss all the posted comments and any other outstanding issues: 
Thursday, 21 June at 9am PT / noon ET (immediately after the business team call)
Dial-in: 1.866.740.1260
access: 2404545

4) if we don't complete everything on that call, we will finish up on the regular legal  call on 6/27 (but I hope to wrap up on next Thursday!!)

Let me know if you have any questions.


Jilayne Lovejoy |  Corporate Counsel
OpenLogic, Inc.
jlovejoy@...   720 240 4545

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