Software Package Data Exchange

Software Package Data Exchange

SPDX (Software Package Data Exchange[1]) is a Linux Foundation.[2]

SPDX attempts to standardize the way in which organizations publish their metadata on software licenses and components in bills of material.[3]

SPDX describes the exact terms under which a piece of software is licensed. It does not attempt to categorize licenses by type, for instance by describing licenses with similar terms to the BSD License as "BSD-like".[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Odence, Phil (2010-06-23). "The Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) Format". Dr Dobb's. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  2. ^ Stewart, Kate; Odence, Phil; Rockett, Esteban. "Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX™) Specification". International Free and Open Source Software Law Review 2 (2).  
  3. ^ Vaughan-Nichols, Steven (August 10, 2010). "Linux Foundation launches major open-source license compliance program". Computerworld. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Linux Foundation Open Compliance Program home page
  • Nathan Willis: A SPDX case study LWN.net