[Fedora-legal-list] [RFC] Switching to SPDX in license tags

Adam Jackson ajax at redhat.com
Thu Jul 9 14:47:01 UTC 2015

On Thu, 2015-07-09 at 10:05 -0400, Richard Fontana wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 09, 2015 at 03:53:51PM +0200, Stanislav Ochotnicky wrote:
> > Without looking too much into SPDX license list - would some of the
> > licenses we currently consider MIT fall under different license name
> > under SPDX?
> No, because they wouldn't have any standard name. As I understand it,
> SPDX has created a set of abbreviations meant to cover the most
> commonly-encountered license texts or license notices. Most of the
> licenses that Fedora classifies as "MIT" would not have any SPDX name
> (maybe even all but the OSI-style MIT license).

Hilariously, X.org's standard license text (as found near the top of
xserver/COPYING) would match neither SPDX's "MIT" nor its "X11" license.

- ajax

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