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2023-11-12 12:00

Open Source License Obligations Checklists even better now

Import the checklists to other tools, create context diffs and merged lists


2023-03-01 12:00

Embedded Linux distributions

Results of the online "wish list"


2022-01-13 12:00

Phase #3 of OSADL project on OPC UA PubSub over TSN successfully completed

Another important milestone on the way to interoperable Open Source real-time Ethernet has been reached


2021-02-09 12:00

Open Source OPC UA PubSub over TSN project phase #3 launched

Letter of Intent with call for participation is now available



Open Source License Checklists - Editiorial notes

Language manual

Explanation (Raw data)

Language constructs:

Dependent blocks: Several language constructs that depend from a given use case or condition are combined into a block by indenting them with a single tabulator. Spaces cannot be used instead.

USE CASE: A condition offered by the license that can freely be selected by the licensee, must be followed by an indented block of one or more dependent license obligations.

IF: A condition that was selected for a particular product and is treated by the license in a particular way. It must be followed by an indented block of one or more dependent license obligations.

YOU MUST: A license obligation, must be followed by an action; if more than a single obligation is given in the same block, all of them must be fulfilled. Alternatively, a YOU MUST language construct may be indented and preceded by a line with the EITHER language construct in which case at least this or one of the following obligations that are preceded with the OR language construct must be fulfilled.

YOU MUST NOT: A license prohibition, must be followed by an action; if more than a single prohibition is given in the same block, all of them must be fulfilled. Alternatively, a YOU MUST NOT language construct may be indented and preceded by a line with the EITHER language construct in which case at least this or one of the following obligations that are preceded with the OR language construct must be fulfilled.

ATTRIBUTE: Describing property of an action or a term that may be selected from the available terms.

Referencing:

A reference to the original license text must be separated by a vertical bar (|) from the obligation part of the checklist. By default, the entire text section that contains the reference is cited. Particular sections of the license text to be displayed, but not highlighted, may be replaced with an asterisk (*). The vertical bar may be used repeatedly, if references from more than a single text sections are to be cited. Consecutive spaces in the license and the reference text a squeezed into a single space when compared and displayed.

Special referencing of INCOMPATIBILITY: Exactly two references separated with a vertical bar are required, the first one referencing a contradicting text section of the other, and the second one referencing the contradicted text section of the current license.

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