Re: Another planned change to the license generation

Alexios Zavras

We should emphasize the matching guidelines even more, because people might get tempted to simply use complete text file matching…


Even better, we should promote the use of “standard” implementations of license matching 😉


-- zvr


From: Spdx-legal@... <Spdx-legal@...> On Behalf Of Gary O'Neall
Sent: Friday, 13 November, 2020 07:17
To: spdx-legal@...
Subject: Another planned change to the license generation


One of the most requested enhancements for the license list data is to retain the original formatting for the license text in the JSON and other data formats.


I plan to update the tools to use the license text verbatim from the text files used to compare the license XML rather than formatting the text from the license list XML document.  Since most of these text files were verbatim copies from the original source with the original formatting, it should go quite a way to resolving this issue.


This will NOT affect the HTML pages, only the text field in the license list data files.


Please let me know if you see any issue with this approach or have any concerns.





Gary O'Neall

Principal Consultant

Source Auditor Inc.

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