Re: Hello world and additional licenses


Soeren_Rabenstein@...
 

Hi Phil

 

Wouldn’t it make sense to include as many licenses as possible? (except maybe the very strange ones)

Sure this will all more data to the specification. But limiting the specification may bloat Software BOMs with license texts (which would be required to be included under spdx, as I understand it).

 

If you want to limit the covered licenses, I still definitely would vote for including

·         Ruby

·         Xfree

·         RhEcos and Ecos (the old version eCos is still surprisingly often present in embedded devices, regardless of the fact that RedHat dropped the project long time ago)

·         OSSL

·         OLDAP-2.8

 

Cheers

 

Soeren

 

From: spdx-bounces@... [mailto:spdx-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Philip Odence
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 6:33 PM
To: Soeren Rabenstein(Soeren Rabenstein, II.M.)
Cc: spdx@...
Subject: Re: Hello world and additional licenses

 

Welcome, Soeren. Glad to have you aboard. 

 

This is certainly fair discussion. The goal has been to have the standard license list cover a large majority of cases (Kate's been talking about 90% coverage). Beyond that we have provided a mechanism for including licenses that are not on the list, the main differences being that for the latter the user will include the text of the license in the SPDX file, not just a reference to our list. 

 

So, that fact that you have run across a license in your work would not on the face say that it meets the criteria for being included on the list. Do you think the licenses you list are fairly common and would belong on the list for that reason? Or do you think our criteria are too tight and that we should try to be more comprehensive in our coverage?

 

Phil

L. Philip Odence

Vice President of Business Development

Black Duck Software, inc.

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On Aug 11, 2010, at 2:30 AM, <Soeren_Rabenstein@...> wrote:



Hello spdx mailing list

I guess I am the first new subscriber, since you went public?
My name is Soeren Rabenstein, I am in ASUSTeK's legal department since early 2009 and responsible for European legal compliance as well as implementation of a FOSS license compliance program.

Thank you for creating the specification. We are very interested in bringing forward the standard, since "Software-BOMs" form a key element of our compliance program (we actually switched to the term "BOC"="Bill of Code", to avoid confusion with actual, physical BOMs) and supply chain management turned out to be the biggest challenge over here.

As a first contribution, I compared the list of specified licenses in the spdx-draft with my own approval list. As a result I would like to propose the following licenses to be added to spdx. With the exception of the last item, these are all licenses I came across during my practice. I may add them myself through the wiki, but currently I cannot see a working wiki page on this.
I am also happy to dig our more licenses that are not yet listed.


License Identifier: ClArtistic
Formal Name: Clarified Artistic License 1.0
URL: http://www.ncftp.com/ncftp/doc/LICENSE.txt

License Identifier: XFree86-1.1
Formal Name: XFree86 License 1.1
URL: http://www.xfree86.org/current/LICENSE4.html

License Identifier: Ruby
Formal Name: Ruby License
URL: http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/LICENSE.txt

License Identifier: RHeCos
Formal Name: Red Hat eCos Public License v1.1
URL: http://ecos.sourceware.org/old-license.html

License Identifier: eCos
Formal Name: The eCos license version 2.0
URL: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/ecos-license.html

License Identifier: OSSL
Formal Name: OpenSSL License
URL: ? (No direct web source known, license text therefore attached to this mail)

License Identifier: ErlPL
Formal Name: Erlang Public License Version 1.1
URL: http://www.erlang.org/EPLICENSE

License Identifier: gsoPL
Formal Name: gSOAP Public License Version 1.3b
URL: http://www.cs.fsu.edu/~engelen/license.html

License Identifier: SugPL
Formal Name: SugarCRM Public License
URL: http://www.sugarcrm.com/crm/SPL

License Identifier: YPL
Formal Name: Yahoo! Public License 1.1
URL: http://www.zimbra.com/license/yahoo_public_license_1.1.html

License Identifier: OLDAP-2.8
Formal Name: OpenLDAP Public License Version 2.8
URL: http://www.openldap.org/software/release/license.html

License Identifier: ZimPL
Formal Name: Zimbra Public License, Version 1.3
URL: http://www.zimbra.com/license/zimbra-public-license-1-3.html


...AND OF COURSE ;)

License Identifier: WTFPL
Formal Name: Do What The Fuck You Want To Public License
URL: http://sam.zoy.org/wtfpl/


Kind regards

Soeren Rabenstein

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