Re: Introducing myself

J Lovejoy

Hi J, Andrew,

Welcome to SPDX-legal!  

Yes, it would be great to bring the open source hardware community into the fold. I think the easiest place to start is by using SPDX license identifiers on hardware designs or other related documents in a similar was as are used in source files - see: for example.

Of course, we’d need to make sure we have the various open source hardware licenses on the SPDX License List first - we already include all the CC licenses and some open data licenses, so I don’t see any reason not to include open hardware licenses - I’d really like to hear some thoughts from others in the SPDX community on that one.


On Oct 21, 2018, at 1:06 PM, Andrew Katz <andrew.katz@...> wrote:

Hi J.

As someone who is heavily involved in Open Hardware licensing (I wrote the Solderpad open hardware wrapper for the Apache 2.0 license, and I’m also involved in the drafting team of the Cern OHL), I’m also interested in this topic.



On 21 Oct 2018, at 19:35, J. Simmons <jrs@...<mailto:jrs@...>> wrote:

Hello Spdx-legal.  My name is J. Simmons (yes, I go by just the initial "J.").  I found my way to Spdx-legal by way of npm and an interest in Open Source Hardware<> (OSHW) licensing.  I am currently working on a project to standardize how developers document and share OSHW source materials ( - warning the Sliderule repo is about to undergo some series reorganization/refactoring).  We are re-purposing npm for parts of the functionality of the project and as such I am interested in discussing if (and how) OSHW licenses could be included in SPDX.

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