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Re: DEP-5: prior art for license short names

Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> writes:

> One concern I have with the current DEP5 draft is that the set of keywords
> for common licenses is very NIH.  Fedora, for example, has an existing list
> of license keywords that are widely deployed, as can be found here:

>   http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing#Software_License_List

> I think we should consider adopting this existing set of license
> keywords as part of the DEP, and diverging from it only when necessary
> in order to resolve ambiguities or reduce complexity (e.g., using a
> single rule about version numbers instead of spelling these all out).

I think this is an excellent idea, particularly if we can find a way to
coordinate with Fedora for new licenses and use the same keywords in both

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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