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

Davanum Srinivas davanum at gmail.com
Thu May 5 20:01:03 UTC 2016


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On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 3:44 PM, Ben Swartzlander <ben at swartzlander.org> wrote:
> On 05/05/2016 03:24 PM, Jeremy Stanley wrote:
>> On 2016-05-05 12:03:38 -0400 (-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.
>> [...]
>> Recollection is that the prose was intended to be under CC Attrib.
>> in line with official documentation, while any sample source code
>> was intended to be under ASL2 so that it could be directly used in
>> similarly-licensed software. We likely do a terrible job of
>> explaining that though, and maybe dual-licensing everything in specs
>> repos makes more sense? This might also be a better thread to have
>> on the legal-discuss@ ML.
> We may ultimately need to consult legal experts, but I was hoping that we
> already had a clear guideline for specs licensing and it was merely being
> applied inconsistently. I figured the TC would know if a decision had been
> made about this.
> I also have a feeling that dual-licensing would be the least-likely-to-fail
> option, however I haven't seen examples of how to properly dual-license a
> repo in OpenStack so I wasn't going to jump to that option first.
> -Ben Swartzlander
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