[tz] Use or Apply for SPDX Licence

Paul.Koning at dell.com Paul.Koning at dell.com
Sun Jun 21 19:00:55 UTC 2020

> On Jun 21, 2020, at 2:18 PM, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:
> ...
> One of my worries here is that SPDX tagging will give people even more arguments
> to sue me and/or the IANA. The SPDX website keeps saying things like "Certifier
> recognizes that his good faith efforts may not shield him from liability if in
> fact the work certified is not in the public domain." This leads me to think
> that I don't want to be an SPDX certifier, and would rather that somebody else
> take the additional legal liability that would arise from SPDX tagging. I've
> already been sued one time too many for my volunteer work.

Indeed.  Given wording like that, US residents at least would be wise to run far and fast whenever this notion is proposed.  It may be that other countries have more sane judicial systems.  If so, someone from one of those countries might volunteer to put on the tag.


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