Re: Commutativity of SPDX expressions

Gary O'Neall

Thanks Sebastian - since we haven't finished the review of the version 2.3,
I think there is still time.

Best regards,

-----Original Message-----
From: Spdx-legal@... <Spdx-legal@...> On Behalf Of
Sebastian Crane
Sent: Monday, July 18, 2022 9:13 AM
To: Spdx-legal@...
Subject: Re: Commutativity of SPDX expressions

Dear Gary,

I've always assumed the AND and OR operators to be commutative and the
SPDX Java tools take full advantage of the commutative properties when
comparing license expressions.

I would welcome a pull request to Annex D to clarify this since at
least one member of the community found this ambiguous and/or
I've made a pull request for this :) Not sure whether it'll make 2.3
though - has
the final draft been released yet?

Best wishes,


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