Re: Migration to SPDX

Gary O'Neall

Hi Ashok,


You can keep the existing license file in the distribution but we recommend adding SPDX identifiers to the source files – see for more information.


For the SPDX documents, I would recommend making that part of the standard release process.  When new releases are published, you can publish a new SPDX document for that release.  This will probably require a bit of tooling, some of which is available in open source at 


Let us know if you have any other questions or would like more details.





From: spdx@... <spdx@...> On Behalf Of Ashok Madugula
Sent: Sunday, January 26, 2020 11:18 PM
To: spdx@...
Subject: [spdx] Migration to SPDX


Hi  :

We are planning to migrate to SPDX Licenses.

If we are using general MIT  License . Can we replace the existing license file with SPDX Identifier  ?

Do we need to generate new  SPDX Document and publish them regularly   ?



Ashok Madugula

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