On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 8:03 AM, Haïkel <hguemar(a)fedoraproject.org> wrote:
I would like to get feedback from Fedora Legal and also my fellow
contributors about considering
SPDX (Software Package Data Exchange) is a specification hosted by the
Linux Foundation defining
a standard format for communicating components, licenses and
copyrights associated with a software package.
It would make it much easier collaborating with other distributions
and upstream projects.
On a more practical side, it would mean standardizing on SPDX short
identifier to design licenses
and exceptions in all our packages.
Can you elaborate on how you envision this working? SPDX appears to
work best when upstream projects integrate it and maintain it
themselves. Doing that downstream is possible, but it sounds both
time consuming and easy to get wrong or stale.