Updating the links in common types of licenses

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Updating the links in common types of licenses

#1 Post by lwc » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:23 pm

When adding/editing entries, there's a list of common types of licenses to choose form.
Some of them use links but http and not https.
Can you please fix this per the new standard nowadays?
Also, please fix it retroactively in the database.

But in addition: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html should be fixed to https://www.gnu.org/licenses/licenses.html#GPL
The former link assumes the software uses GPLv3 which is far from true, as many softwares still use GPLv2.
The latter link is better since it doesn't choose a specific version.

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Re: Updating the links in common types of licenses

#2 Post by billon » Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:53 pm

lwc wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:23 pm
When adding/editing entries
I am absolutely ok with it
lwc wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:23 pm
should be fixed to
No it should not

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Re: Updating the links in common types of licenses

#3 Post by Midas » Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:16 am

I happen to disagree with my fellow Mod, as I think lwc's suggestions make perfect sense. :|

Let's see what others think...

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Re: Updating the links in common types of licenses

#4 Post by webfork » Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:04 pm

The GPL bit makes sense. As the HTTP -> HTTPS might be problematic as it could break some links -- we have a lot of licenses listed and some may not support TLS. It might be doable but it's only something Andrew could execute on. I'll make sure he's aware.

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EDIT: The HTTPS Everywhere plugin will help auto-select for secure connections: https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere


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Re: Updating the links in common types of licenses

#6 Post by Andrew Lee » Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:48 am

Related entries in database updated.
URLs in edit screen also updated.

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Re: Updating the links in common types of licenses

#7 Post by Midas » Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:27 am

Thanks for the swift solution. 8)

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Re: Updating the links in common types of licenses

#8 Post by lwc » Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:59 pm

Midas wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:27 am
Thanks for the swift solution. 8)
Ditto!
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