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Re: JSON License | Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX)

From: David I. Lehn <dil@lehn.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:16:33 -0400
Message-ID: <CADcbRRMXhxXpp23qhZgoprC3hfJx3tf8U+X0NZTZeLE2XJkgcA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>
Cc: W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 9:11 AM, Timothy Holborn
<timothy.holborn@gmail.com> wrote:
> Is json-ld subject to the json license?
> It clearly states "The Software shall be used for Good, not Evil."
> Sounds like a wonderfully short yet capable legal concept..
> https://spdx.org/licenses/JSON

Those license terms and implications have been discussed elsewhere at
length for many years.  Please, lets keep this list about the
credentials specs.  As stated in the spec [1], JSON-LD uses JSON as
detailed in RFC4627 (now obsoleted by RFC7159).  If you believe there
is an issue please move this discussion to an appropriate legal forum
and/or consult your legal counsel.  Thanks.

[1] https://www.w3.org/TR/json-ld/

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