[TUHS] Thoughts on Licenses
lm at mcvoy.com
Sun Jul 3 07:02:44 AEST 2022
If I were looking for licenses "Copyrights+Licenses" would make me
find, "metadata" I wouldn't think to look in.
But I'm an old retired dude without many brain cells left.
On Sat, Jul 02, 2022 at 02:57:31PM -0600, Warner Losh wrote:
> Before we go inventing our own thing, let's just add spdx tags and
> metadata..... there already is a standard for this.
> On Sat, Jul 2, 2022, 1:09 PM Marc Donner <marc.donner at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I would call that top level directory "metadata" ... the licensing stuff
> > is quite relevant to the owner and operator of the system, but not directly
> > relevant to any of its actual content or function.
> > =====
> > nygeek.net
> > mindthegapdialogs.com/home <https://www.mindthegapdialogs.com/home>
> > On Sat, Jul 2, 2022 at 2:17 PM Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote:
> >> As part of some of simh work, I've been immersed in some licensing
> >> discussions. Thanks for the V8-10, Plan-9 and Inferno notes - they are
> >> relevant.
> >> Anyway, WRT to TUHS, I'm thinking that at least in the case of the Unix
> >> style bits, I propose a small change to Waren's top-level directory. Add
> >> a new dir called something like 'Legal Docs' or 'Copyrights+Licenses'.
> >> Then move the Caldera document and Warren's current note into that area.
> >> Then add copies of anything we can collect like the Dan Cross's V8-10,
> >> anything WRT to Plan9/Inferno or anything we from the UNIX world - such as
> >> something Sun, DEC or HP or like might have added. Maybe add a
> >> subdirectory with the AT&T/USL case details. And maybe add a
> >> sub-directory with known FOSS licenses used by the UNIX community and add a
> >> copy of the 3-clause BSD and maybe even the two GPLs.
> >> Then update the README in the current top-level dir. Adding to the
> >> contents something like "*the IP contained on this website is covered by
> >> different licenses depending on the specific IP. Copies of these can be
> >> found with the source code itself, but have also been all collected
> >> together in the top-level directory: ...*."
> >> I think these all have both historical values, as well as practical
> >> values. As I said, I was not sure myself and I think other would be less
> >> ignorant if they could find it all easily. In the case of the practical,
> >> a for instance, in an email with some lawyers last week, I had pointed them
> >> at the Caldera document. I'ld have loved to have been able to say look in
> >> this directory. The Caldera and later Nokia Licenses are what we are
> >> considering as examples.
> >> Thoughts?
Larry McVoy Retired to fishing http://www.mcvoy.com/lm/boat
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