[License-discuss] Text version issue on licenses pages

Luis Villa luis at tieguy.org
Sun Mar 17 17:58:55 UTC 2013

I agree that these should be served as plain text without the CMS
header/footer/etc., but don't (offhand) see a way of doing this in the
CMS. Any lurking Drupal masters want to show me how it can be done?

Assuming it is somehow possible in the CMS, I think it would be great
to add these more widely - a copy of the author's canonical .txt
version where available; a copy systematically generated from the
canonical HTML (perhaps with pandoc) where no canonical text version
exists. But that will take some effort.

As part of that effort, I have added a "canonical .txt?" column to the
wiki license info gathering page and filled in the row for MPL 2.0:


Anyone who wants to help out with that, please feel free :)


On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 2:11 AM, Engel Nyst <engel.nyst at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello license-discuss,
> In the process of testing a license database tool [1], we noticed that OSI
> site serves the few licenses with plaintext versions available, as text/html.
> Please see:
> http://opensource.org/licenses/cddl1.txt
> http://opensource.org/licenses/cpl1.0.txt
> http://opensource.org/licenses/eclipse-1.0.txt
> There are very few of them and it is very useful for license documentation,
> authoring/packaging and analysis tools, to have canonical plaintext versions.
> I suppose that the expected result of these links would be simply serving
> text/plain.
> Thank you for considering it!
> [1] https://licensedb.org/
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