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

Le Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 11:30:07PM -0800, Steve Langasek a écrit :
>   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).

Hi Steve,

there was a couple of answers, which could be summarised in the following
possibilities (to which I add a negative option for the sake of completeness).

 - Do not change the current list.
 - Use the same as the FSF when possible.
 - Use the same as Fedora when possible.
 - Use the same as Fedora and coordinate with them.
 - Use the RDF syntax from Creative Commons.

Not all of these points are mutually exclusive. I tried to sort them by
complexity and the quantity of work needed.

I beleived that nobody proposed a patch because it is yet unclear in which
direction we will go, so the chances that the work is wasted are too high.

What is your opintion after reading the answers of Russ, Stefano, me, Ben and

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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