[License-review] Approval Status of MIT-0
aindurti at gmail.com
Fri Dec 27 21:55:05 UTC 2019
Thanks for looking into this!
I have sent a follow-up pull request to the SPDX repository to fix the
issue you described.
On Thu, Dec 26, 2019 at 11:35 AM Steve Winslow <swinslow at linuxfoundation.org>
> Hi Akhil and Pam,
> If OSI hasn't approved MIT-0, my guess is that this notation on the SPDX
> list may have been inadvertent, by copying from the vanilla MIT template
>  when MIT-0  was added to the SPDX license list.
> I see also that the original SPDX submission for MIT-0  noted that OSI
> had not approved it, so I'm guessing this is what happened.
> I've submitted  to make sure we address this for the 3.8 license list
> release. Thanks for flagging this!
>  https://github.com/spdx/license-list-XML/blob/master/src/MIT.xml
>  https://github.com/spdx/license-list-XML/blob/master/src/MIT-0.xml
>  https://github.com/spdx/license-list-XML/issues/619
>  https://github.com/spdx/license-list-XML/issues/957
> On Thu, Dec 26, 2019 at 8:31 AM Pamela Chestek <
> pamela.chestek at opensource.org> wrote:
>> While the archives aren't great, I did a lot of searching and couldn't
>> find anyplace that the OSI had approved the MIT-Zero license. I'm not sure
>> where SPDX got the information. Perhaps others on the list might recall it
>> being discussed or approved.
>> Pamela Chestek
>> Chair, License Review committee
>> Open Source Initiative
>> On 12/26/2019 3:34 AM, Akhil Indurti wrote:
>> MIT-0 (alternatively worded "MIT-Zero" or "MIT No Attribution") is a
>> permissive CC0-like license for software. On https://spdx.org/licenses/,
>> the license is listed as "OSI-approved", however after searching through
>> the license-review mailing list, I have found no mention or record of this
>> license. Additionally, there is no URL corresponding to this license on
>> https://opensource.org/, which furthers my uncertainty. Could someone
>> clarify the approval status, if any, of MIT-0?
>> Thank You and Happy Holidays,
>> Akhil Indurti
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