[License-discuss] [Infrastructure] Machine readable source of OSI approved licenses?

Joe Murray joe.murray at jmaconsulting.biz
Sat Dec 28 16:45:05 UTC 2013

I haven't played with this previously.

I think a good way to start would be to set up the following Drupal modules
and try putting up a few licenses with simple and complex formatting needs:

Thanks very much to John Sullivan for the offer of assistance which I will
be taking up after I return from vacation in the second week of January.

Joe Murray, PhD
President, JMA Consulting
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On Sat, Dec 28, 2013 at 11:38 AM, Luis Villa <luis at lu.is> wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 2:46 PM, Karl Fogel <kfogel at opensource.org> wrote:
> > Joe Murray <joe.murray at jmaconsulting.biz> writes:
> >>What I really want help with is someone to a) proofread the text that
> >>I change from html to text, and b) to provide feedback / direction on
> >>matters like whether it would be okay to create separate nodes with
> >>different names for version x and version x or later licenses on
> >>opensource.org.
> >
> > A technical suggestion:
> >
> > If we use Markdown as the plaintext format -- which would be reasonable,
> > as every license I can think of would look fine both as Markdown source
> > text and as HTML rendered from that
> I'm actually somewhat skeptical that section numbering will survive
> Markdown, but we should at least give it a try. (And that's a
> non-trivial problem, since people refer to "Sec X(y)" fairly
> frequently in outside documents, so changing how those are
> rendered/presented is problematic; how those are handled also varies
> from Markdown implementation to Markdown implementation).
> Otherwise, I agree that standardizing on Markdown and providing
> machine-readable licenses would be ideal, and it is worth
> experimenting to see if this can be done.
> Luis
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