- SPDX-License-Identifiers in Snippets
Re: SPDX-License-Identifiers in Snippets
Thanks Steve. I agree generally with your
statement in this email and have added a comment to the PR.
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To be clear, this is a chance to the Annex on using SPDX license
identifiers in source code, not the Spec proper.
I"m also wondering if this proposal (if accepted in a modified as
per some of your suggestions) would be better suited for Annex H?
On 5/21/22 12:26 PM, Steve Winslow
Hello spdx-legal team (cc spdx-tech team),
This relates to a proposal to add language to the part of
the SPDX spec defining the use of "SPDX-License-Identifier:"
in source code. The proposal here would be to add a new
mechanism where individual snippets (sub-sections of a file)
could be specified within source code, and an associated
license expression and copyright statement associated with
each snippet directly in the snippet's source code.
As you'll see in the PR comments, personally I am _not_ in
favor of the PR as currently drafted, because in my view it
gives a different meaning to the existing
SPDX-License-Identifier: tag. But I'd like to see others from
the SPDX Legal Team community weigh in as well with your own
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