[tz] Use or Apply for SPDX Licence

Artemis Tosini me at artem.ist
Sat Jun 20 21:03:16 UTC 2020

In many countries it is not possible (or is unclear if it is possible) to put a work into the public domain and grant all rights. Some licenses, such as CC0, are designed so that even if putting works into the public domain is invalid users will still have all rights afforded as if it were in the public domain.


Artemis Tosini
me at artem.ist

Am Sa, 20. Jun 2020, um 20:45, schrieb Paul.Koning at dell.com:
> > On Jun 20, 2020, at 4:43 PM, Kim Davies <kim.davies at iana.org> wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Quoting Brian Inglis on Saturday June 20, 2020:
> >> 
> >> It would be useful to distributions, packagers, and organization licence
> >> checkers if the tzcode and tzdata were covered by (a) Public Domain SPDX licence
> >> identifier(s) WTFPL, etc. or applied for it's own e.g. IANA-TZ-PD.
> > 
> > In response to a few different requests that the IANA registries have
> > more explicit licensing, we've been working with the IETF and IETF Trust
> > recently on developing an approach to licensing that preserves the current
> > nature but makes it clear. We'll take this tagging into consideration.
> > 
> > kim
> I don't get it.  Much of the material is marked "public domain".  That 
> has a precise meaning.  Licenses are different from public domain.  Why 
> is anything needed here?
> 	paul

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