Re: Please add FDK-AAC license identifier to SPDX license list

Neal Gompa

On Mon, Nov 8, 2021 at 9:13 AM Philippe Ombredanne <pombredanne@...> wrote:

Hi Neal!

On Mon, Nov 8, 2021 at 2:48 PM Neal Gompa <ngompa13@...> wrote:

Since SPDX's effort to include all remaining approved Fedora licenses
in SPDX has stalled out (again!)[1][2], can someone *please* add the
FDK-AAC identifier to SPDX? It's blocking my submission of
fdk-aac-free to openSUSE[3] right now.

It is actively used in Fedora for fdk-aac-free[4][5].

If this can help we have tracked this in ScanCode for as long as I and
git can remember:
We use this SPDX identifier:
I don't want to use LicenseRef identifiers. They're terrible hacks to
deal with a process problem. SPDX agreed to import Fedora license
identifiers some time ago, but since that stalled out, I want to see
at *least* the one identifier from Fedora (FDK-AAC) added for now.

And LicenseRef- tags are an indication that we're not using
standardized identifiers, which defeats the whole point of this. If
ScanCode is making up identifiers, then that's a *massive* process
failure. Identifiers should be added as soon as the license is
recognized to be in use. This is one of the major reasons why the
"Callaway"/Fedora system has persisted.

If you're not able to move at the speed of the community, what are you
doing and what is the point?

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