Re: PIBS License Identifier


Wolfgang Denk
 

Dear Jilayne,

In message <BDE6BBEB-1FDC-4B89-9576-7BDC59BD4577@...> you wrote:

We are adding this license to the about-to-be-released version 1.19 of
the SPDX License LIst and I had a couple things I wanted to share with
you.
Thanks - much appreciated.

1) it was suggested to use the short identifier: "ibm-pibs" - do you
have any objection to "IBM-pibs"? The reason being that all other SPDX
License List short identifiers tend towards using capital letters unless
spelling a word. I'd prefer to be consistent to this end, but it's not
a major sticking point either way (in other words, if you are already
using the all-lower-case short identifier, I don't see why we can't
adopt that to the SPDX License List - if anyone on the Legal Team
disagrees with me, please speak up)
I like consistency, too, so please feel free to use "IBM-pibs".
the necessary change to the U_boot code is trivial, and was expected,
as I was aware that I was using an self-made name. So no objections
from my side.

2) in regards to the two different copyright dates you mentioned below
(2002 and 1995) - I have compared the actual text of the 2002 version
you listed in this email and the 1995 version you provided links to in a
subsequent email and the only difference is the date itself. In this
case, the SPDX License List matching guidelines would equate these two
license as the same, as this is only a copyright notice year difference,
not a difference in the substantive text of the license.
Agreed. I think I could find some more versions of this license if I
dig deeper in our old code archives, but those I've seen so far all
differ in the date only. So your suggestion makes perfect sense.

If you could get back to me as to the first item as soon as possible,
that would be great.
Thanks for your help with that!

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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