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Bug 389705 - Please consider renaming the EPL license file (dev-lang/erlang)
Summary: Please consider renaming the EPL license file (dev-lang/erlang)
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Dirkjan Ochtman
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Reported: 2011-11-06 08:55 UTC by Ulrich Müller
Modified: 2011-12-07 17:47 UTC (History)
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Description Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2011-11-06 08:55:06 UTC
"EPL" generally stands for the "Eclipse Public License", for example in the FSF's list at <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#EPL>.

This already led to confusion, resulting in addition of EPL to the wrong license group, see the attachment in bug 152593 comment #43.

I suggest renaming the Erlang license file to "Erlang" or "Erlang-1.1". AFAICS it is used only by dev-lang/erlang. It should then be added to the @MISC-FREE license group.
Comment 1 Matija "hook" Šuklje 2011-11-06 10:17:32 UTC
I would suggest adopting SPDX¹ naming policy. 

OSI also uses the SPDX short-form identifiers, which we could make use of as well.


[1] http://www.spdx.org/licenses/

Sadly the website is down for maintanance at the moment.
Comment 2 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2011-11-06 11:05:47 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> [1] http://www.spdx.org/licenses/
> 
> Sadly the website is down for maintanance at the moment.

It's still in Google's cache. They label it "ErlPL-1.1" which of course would be fine for us.

Full name
    Erlang Public License v1.1
Short identifier
    ErlPL-1.1
Other web pages for this license
    http://www.erlang.org/EPLICENSE
Comment 3 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2011-12-06 18:14:24 UTC
Unless you raise objections, I'll rename the license file to ErlPl-1.1 (following <http://www.spdx.org/licenses/>) and update the ebuilds in one week from now.
Comment 4 Dirkjan Ochtman gentoo-dev 2011-12-07 08:31:48 UTC
Sorry I didn't get around to it, please go ahead.