Decouple license list from the spec
Michael J Herzog <mjherzog@...>
+2 for decoupling the spec from the licenses. We need to be able to update the spec and the license list on different cycles. We should also anticipate that many orgs may want to keep a local copy of the SPDX license list.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
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On 9/8/2010 4:05 PM, Kim Weins wrote:
I also agree that we should decouple spec from licenses. We need a way to
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I perfectly understand the concerns. But I would like to emphasize that
imho one of the benefits of spdx for the industry is to have unequivocal
names/indicator for licenses.
Now if there are let's say five new licenses, the names of which are
Amazing Public License,
American Public License,
Amateur Public License,
Amoral Public License, and
Amusing Public License.
...and all of them get tagged "AmPL" in the name tag by someone, then I
will certainly end up with misunderstandings and confusion,
notwithstanding the fact that the text of the different AmPLs are
embedded in the file.
For me the idea of unequivocal "declared license" tags has a lot of
beauty, as this way compliance can be streamlined and partly
automatized, as I can trigger a certain process for a given license tag
appearing in the spdx. If I still need to legally review each spdx,
because many of the applicable license texts are embedded there, I lose
some of the benefits that spdx can have in daily industrial application.
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