[Fedora-legal-list] [RFC] Switching to SPDX in license tags

Colin Walters walters at verbum.org
Fri Jul 10 18:22:37 UTC 2015

On Thu, Jul 9, 2015, at 11:17 AM, Richard Hughes wrote:
> On 9 July 2015 at 13:24, Richard Fontana <rfontana at redhat.com> wrote:
> > What distros or upstream projects are actually using the SPDX format?
> AppStream uses it[1], and also tries to map the Fedora licences to
> SPDX forms[2], with a limited amount of success.

And this I think is a practical thing to do, in between
the extremes of "ignore SPDX" and "convert all spec files right now".

Maintaining a robust bidirectional mapping and fleshing out the
corner cases would help things like auto-generating initial
spec files and validating them as upstream content changes.

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