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Re: DEP5: License section

On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 04:30:08PM +0100, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> >Uhm, this unfortunately is not the latest draft; Lars: can you
> >confirm that the diff produced by Charles still applies?
> Do we even have any newer draft publicly available?
> ...i.e. accessible not only by VCS but also web browsable.

AFAIK, no, but I understand that Lars is going to publish that ASAP
("after consensus" would probably better match his stance :)).

> >In fact, DEP5 choice can be seen as introducing new license names
> >as well, except that they include spaces and provide a clear
> >convention, e.g. "GPL-2+ with OpenSSL exception".
> Which reveals a related issue: DEP5 currently (or at least r135 of
> it) lists only non-space shortnames for licenses but do not require
> a shortname to not include spaces.
> Do we want that clarified?

Nice catch.  Given that we are relaying on some sort of word
tokenization for things like exceptions, I'd say that we certainly want


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