[Librecores Discussion] No solderpad or licensing mailing list?

Andrew Back andrew at fossi-foundation.org
Tue Dec 24 11:21:59 CET 2019

Hi Tim,

On 24/12/2019 09:44, Tim 'mithro' Ansell wrote:
> The SolderPad license is not detected by GitHub at the moment which is
> because the licensee tool (https://github.com/licensee/licensee) does
> not detect the license. To support being detected someone needs to
> finish the pull request I just started
> at https://github.com/github/choosealicense.com/pull/705 -- while trying
> to put together that pull request I discovered the following;
>  a) It's almost impossible to find a detect plain text version of the
> license. The Apache 2.0
> has https://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.txt but I can't seem to
> find the equivalent for SolderPad? The best I could find was
> at https://github.com/spdx/license-list-data/blob/master/text/SHL-0.51.txt --
> It would be good if just adding .txt to the end of the current license
> URLs got you a nicely formatted plain text version.
>  b) People are just including the copyright header in their LICENSE file
> rather than the full license text in their repositories.
>  c) The website needs a links to popular projects using the license
> which demonstrate the proper way to add the license text.
>  d) The website doesn't have any contact or other information on how to
> ask questions, make suggestions or anything similar around the license.

Many thanks, this is all useful feedback and something probably best
addressed as part of the move. We'll try to arrange this early in the
new year and will be sure to keep people posted as progress is made.



> Thanks!
> Tim 'mithro' Ansell
> On Tue, 24 Dec 2019 at 10:33, Andrew Back <andrew at fossi-foundation.org
> <mailto:andrew at fossi-foundation.org>> wrote:
>     Hi Tim,
>     On 24/12/2019 08:49, Tim 'mithro' Ansell wrote:
>     > Hi!
>     >
>     > IIRC The solderpad license was handed over to the FOSSi Foundation. I
>     > don't see any mailing list on https://lists.librecores.org/ associated
>     > with the solderpad or the general license committee / group?
>     Yes, it should have been moved over by now, but this hasn't happened
>     just yet.
>     > Does anyone know how to contact people responsible for
>     > the https://solderpad.org/ website?
>     Sure, I'm the original owner of the website. How can I help? If it's to
>     do with licence details, such questions would probably be best directed
>     to Andrew Katz.
>     Best,
>     Andrew
>     -- 
>     Andrew Back
>     Treasurer & Director
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