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* list of 250 licenses; Paul has made initial pass on about 150! he's offered to keep going
 
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## on Fedora list, not on SPDX LL (and no short identifier "issue")
 
## on Fedora list, not on SPDX LL (and no short identifier "issue")
 
## license on either or both lists with a short identifier "issue'  (i.e. short identifier is different on one list than other, or Fedora uses short identifier to refer to what SPDX LL considers different licenses
 
## license on either or both lists with a short identifier "issue'  (i.e. short identifier is different on one list than other, or Fedora uses short identifier to refer to what SPDX LL considers different licenses

Revision as of 18:37, 1 August 2013

Attendees

  • Jilayne Lovejoy
  • Dennis Clark, NexB
  • Tom Vidal
  • Tom Incorvia
  • Mark Gisi
  • Phil Odence
  • Paul Madick
  • Zac White
  • Scott Lamons
  • Jack Manbeck

Agenda

1) LinuxCon, various other updates, administrative stuff

  • Dennis to take lead on whole license request process (Dennis gone 8/4 - 8/22, so Jilayne will cover during that time)
  • Jilayne to take lead on organizing time for LinuxCon and changes needed to website (on LIcense List page, specifically, e.g. add standard header field to web page; move old license lists to git, issue tracking there?)
  • Scott to take lead on License Matching Guidelines process
  • Paul to continue with first pass on Fedora list
  • Tom Vidal still working on GPL exceptions list, just needs to make it more presentable and will send along via email soon; has about 17 exceptions on list so far
  • LinuxCon: Jilayne, Mark, Phil, Paul, Scott - will be at Zac, Dennis not coming
    • license list or legal team issues that are critical to release of v1.2 of the spec? thing to do before LinuxCon versus things to do AT LinuxCon
      • issue of being able to refer to which version of the license list was used when the SPDX file was generated; need to add field in spec and need to add way to better access older version of license list - Mark to take lead on this topic
      • proposal to have spdx.org always have most current version of license list and then have a git repository with download for current and old versions; "new" website is currently lacking a link to download the .zip file with the license list, so this would also fix that issue
      • what about suggestion for tagging source code files (using SPDX short identifier) - technical team looking at this in light of recent U-Boot use of same; Jack following this one


2) review requested license additions: see http://wiki.spdx.org/view/Legal_Team/License_List/Licenses_Under_Consideration

  • Ruby License (see discussion cut and pasted below from previous email) - Ruby license is already on SPDX-LL, but the license text includes the "notice" stating the disjunctive choices; support to revise license text to remove the notice, so that it's license text only (otherwise, woudl require two license, the only difference being this statement)
  • IBM PowerPC Initialization and Boot Software - ADD (do not include notice at top stating disjunctive option, as per Ruby decision)
  • Unlicense (http://unlicense.org/) - ADD


3) License List Matching Guidelines

  • Scott to take lead on this
  • revisit assignments / update from http://wiki.spdx.org/view/Legal_Team/Minutes/2013-06-20
    • Zac will take on GNU family of licenses by next call
    • Scott will take on Apache 2.0 and MPL family by next call
    • Jilayne will post a check-off list and add access (Jilayne to add: Scott, Tom V., Dennis, and whoever else on call who isn't on there now)


4) Fedora List

  • decided to also move this to a publicly available Google doc - Jilayne to put this up and send out invites; this way anyone can update or can be updated as we discuss and then no need to email around documents
  • list of 250 licenses; Paul has made initial pass on about 150! he's offered to keep going
  • team to start considering licenses in following order;
    1. on Fedora list, not on SPDX LL (and no short identifier "issue")
    2. license on either or both lists with a short identifier "issue' (i.e. short identifier is different on one list than other, or Fedora uses short identifier to refer to what SPDX LL considers different licenses