Re: "Scope" of licenses to be covered by SPDX


Bob Gobeille
 

On Jun 28, 2012, at 12:02 PM, Bradley M. Kuhn wrote:

But, note that exceptions are all over the place, in things like
Classpath, autoconf, and plenty of other places. I wonder: has anyone
taken a Fossology (the best scanning tool available as Free Software)
run of Debian distribution and just made sure every license it finds has
a moniker in SPDX? If not, why not? Seems like a necessary first step
for SPDX to have any chance of being complete.
FWIW, one of our FOSSology contributors (thank you Camille) put together a spreadsheet (HarmonisationLicenseIDs.ods) highlighting the differences between the fossology license list and the SPDX license list:

http://www.fossology.org/projects/fossology/wiki/MatchSPDXLicenceIDs

We plan on using this to update fossology with the SPDX license short names and insure we have license signatures for all the SPDX licenses.

Bob Gobeille
bobg@fossology.org

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