Re: "Scope" of licenses to be covered by SPDX
Bradley,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
See spec http://www.spdx.org/system/files/spdx-1.0.pdf on pages 23-24.
There's a section in an SPDX file called Other Licensing Information
Detected to handle licenses not on the standard list. The person creating
SPDX file creates an extension to the standard list that is local to the
particular SPDX file with similar short names. So, if you find the Bradley
Kuhn License you could designate it at BMKL-1.0, say, and then could use
that identifier throughout that SPDX file to reference that license. The
Other Licensing Information Detected section would map BMLK-1.0 to the
specific text of the license.
Hope that increases your comfort that the SPDX standard can handle-non
standard licenses. And, as others have pointed out, you could also submit
the BMKL to the SPDX legal team for future inclusion on the standard list.
Jilayne, I am not yet on the legal list, so please forward.
On 6/28/12 2:10 PM, "Bradley M. Kuhn" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Jilayne Lovejoy wrote at 16:05 (EDT) on Wednesday:Do you expect the SPDX License List to cover every license you find?I'm not clear on what the value of SPDX's license list unless it's