Re: Using SPDX for firmware
On 12 August 2015 at 17:40, Kate Stewart <kstewart@...> wrote:
typo?On http://spdx.org/spdx-license-list the link is marked as
"LicenseRef-"<insert your favorite identifier for it here>Right, I wasn't sure if LicenseRef-proprietary was correct as
proprietary isn't really a licence to use something, more of a
statement of reservation of rights. I guess we need some more
information there about when it's legal to use the firmware and under
what circumstances. I'm thinking about something like
for the Raspberry Pi firmware.
So in the example - using something likeRight, I'll add that information to the AppStream parser, thanks.
as long as there's the definition somewhereWhere and how would I define this? In the AppStream metadata format itself?
Agree - if you can line up with using "LicenseRef-" prefix infront of anyRight. I'll have to handle LicenseRef prefixes in the software center
explicitly; at the moment we show a clickable link from each
application showing them the licence text.
Right, this makes my life easier, but doesn't sit 100% with the ideaThe alternative could to have also a catch-all "non-free" or "proprietary"Probably this is a discussion for the legal list, as to whether they want
of an SPDX licence in itself. I suppose in the RPi example above it
would have to be something ugly like
or maybe "LicenseRef-RaspberryPi AND LicenseRef-NoModification" or
although I know I'm pushing things here. Better ideas welcome.