Subject: Re: Synchronization of SPDX and OSI license identifiers.
From: Karl Fogel <kfogel@red-bean.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 08:16:09 -0700

Philip Odence <podence@blackducksoftware.com> writes:
>Karl,
>I can't remember if I ever closed the loop on this with you. Just in case,
>here's the blog:
>http://www.spdx.org/content/celebrate-small-victories-and-cheers-open-sourc
>e-initiative

Thanks, Phil!  Nice timing: just saw this today, my last day online
before being off for a month (vacation).  Great post, and you chose the
perfect quote :-).  I saw your response to Pascal Rapicault's comment
and am intrigued by the "canonical reference" possibility there.

Best,
-K

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>On 5/25/11 1:27 PM, "Karl Fogel" <kfogel@red-bean.com> wrote:
>
>>Philip Odence <podence@blackducksoftware.com> writes:
>>>If you don't mind then, I'll do a short blog for SPDX.org and quote you.
>>>OK?
>>
>>Sure!  Looking forward to reading it.
>>
>>-Karl
>>
>>>On 5/25/11 12:48 PM, "Karl Fogel" <kfogel@red-bean.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>>Philip Odence <podence@blackducksoftware.com> writes:
>>>>>Would you be interested in doing a short blog for spdx.org talking
>>>>>about
>>>>>why the OSI made this move?
>>>>
>>>>Thanks for asking.  Unfortunately, I don't have time to do a blog post,
>>>>but the reason behind the move is a classic standards argument, as you
>>>>might expect.
>>>>
>>>>It's best if we all use the same names when talking about the same
>>>>things, and SPDX did the hard work of coming up with a good set of
>>>>names.  OSI should help reinforce that set -- it makes things easier for
>>>>everyone who has to work with open source licenses (including us).
>>>>
>>>>Kate Stewart wrote:
>>>>> Tom Incorvia (on cc: now) was working with the Van Lindberg (Python)
>>>>>to
>>>>> sort through the Python license set over the last couple of months and
>>>>> to come up with a resolution to some inconsistencies.
>>>>> There was a post by Van on 03/08 on this subject to the
>>>>> license-discuss@opensource.org.   Were the concerns resolved?
>>>>
>>>>I'm looking in http://www.crynwr.com/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?3:dds:0:201103#b
>>>>(the "Threads for March 2011" archive of that list) but I don't see the
>>>>message to which you refer.  What was the Subject line?
>>>>
>>>>There's this thread:
>>>>
>>>>  
>>>>http://www.crynwr.com/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?3:sss:16980:201103:bejhhahadgjpo
>>>>ph
>>>>dchji#b
>>>>
>>>>"On: Updating the License List [was Re: Updating the Python License]",
>>>>but it doesn't have any posts by Van in it.
>>>>
>>>>Best,
>>>>-Karl