Re: Correct handling of snippets

James Bottomley

On Fri, 2020-06-05 at 10:58 -0700, Gary O'Neall wrote:
We spent quite a bit of time discussing snippets in the SPDX
technical working group. There are definitely a number of issues and

At the conclusion of the discussions, there was a consensus that
denoting snippets in an SPDX document was required for several use
cases and was a common scenario in JavaScript / Node environments.
To be clear: I'm agnostic about identifying snippets in a fixed work.
REUSE looks to be trying to apply snippets to living open source code
and the case that specifically concerns me is where the snippet is
under a different, but compatible, licence from the main file. How is
the case where a contribution modifies the snippet and thus changes the
licence supposed to be handled?


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