[openstack-dev] [tc] License for specs repo

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Thu May 5 16:22:13 UTC 2016

On Thu, May 05, 2016 at 12:03:38PM -0400, Ben Swartzlander wrote:
> It appears that many of the existing specs repos contain a confusing mixture
> of Apache 2.0 licensed code and Creative Commons licensed docs.
> The official cookie-cutter for creating new specs repos [1] appears to also
> contain a mixture of the two licenses, although it's even more confusing
> because it seems an attempt was made to change the license from Apache to
> Creative Commons [2] yet there are still several [3] places [4] where Apache
> is clearly specified.
> I personally have no opinion on what license should be used, but I'd like to
> clearly specify the license for the newly-created manila-specs repo, and I'm
> happy with whatever the TC is currently recommending.

Content in the specs is often used as the basis for writing official
documentation later, so license compatibility with docs is an important
consideration. IIUC the official OpenStack manuals are Apache licensed,
while other open source 3rd party docs are often CC licensed.

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