Re: Import and export function of SPDX

Kevin P. Fleming <kpfleming@...>

On 06/12/2012 06:08 PM, Peter Williams wrote:
Even if you choose not to accept an incomplete file verbatim, having it
might still be advantageous. If nothing else it gives you a place to
start your investigation. For example, if i receive an SPDX file w/o a
packageVerificationCode, i might decide i need to do my own analysis of
the package i am using because i cannot verify that is exactly the one
described by the SPDX file. Fortunately, the licensing of software
packages rarely change dramatically between versions so i could use the
untrusted SPDX data as a starting point. Such a head start would be
likely to save a great deal of time and effort. This would be about the
same process needed if i received an SPDX file with a
packageVerificationCode that did not match my package.
Agreed, and this is pretty much what I just posted in another reply before having read yours :-)

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