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Greetings SPDX Community,
We are pleased to announce that the penultimate version of the SPDX 2.0 Specification and the new SPDX License List are ready for community review. With 2.0 there have been great strides forwards in the expressiveness of an SPDX document through relationships and the license expression syntax.
There will be a general question and answer session on these at the March 12th General Meeting. Any comments regarding the material below should be submitted no later than March 23rd as directed below. We are hoping to finalize the material and officially release it at the April 2nd General Meeting. This should allow you plenty of time to do a thorough review.
For an overview of the 2.0 requirements you may read this http://wiki.spdx.org/images/SPDX-TR-2014-3.v1.0.pdf
The Use Cases are documented on the Technical team wiki athttp://wiki.spdx.org/view/Technical_Team/Use_Cases/2.0
For a presentation given at LinuxCollab in February 2015 on changes to the specification go here. It’s a nice overview.
Specification Review Material
SPDX 2.0 Specification, dated 20150303 is attached to this email as a PDF for your convenience. The same file is also available athttp://wiki.spdx.org/view/Technical_Team/SPDX_Specification_Versions
The technical team would prefer comments were made in the google doc located athttps://docs.google.com/a/linaro.org/document/d/1wE_zvLU4c291ACi9wIJmQoE4ltKRW4rzM1TYiIvEVOs/edit#heading=h.x7jjfaxtluz1.
Comments may also be directed to the technical team mailing list at mailto: spdx-tech@... . You will need to be a member of the list to send an email.
The schema for the RDF can be found athttp://spdx.org/rdf/ontology/spdx-2-0-rev-12/ .
The model diagram can be found at http://wiki.spdx.org/view/Technical_Team/Model_2_0. The model is a great way to see how all the old and new pieces fit together.
The tools for the 2.0 Specification are located in the SPDX GIT repository.
To try them, you will need to download the source and build them. You can access the repository here:http://git.spdx.org/?p=spdx-tools.git;a=snapshot;h=refs/heads/develop;sf=tgz
Instructions on building the tools can be found in the README.md file in the root directory of the source tree here: http://git.spdx.org/?p=spdx-tools.git;a=blob_plain;f=README.md;hb=5efe1f1e4727d7d7be48488225b68c65e71b84b9and here: http://spdx.org/publications/tool-documentation/how-to-use-the-software-package-document-exchange-spdx-tools
SPDX License List
The SPDX License List v2.0-rc3 and can be reviewed at http://spdx.org/licenses/preview/ . Due to the adoption of the License Expression Syntax, license exceptions have their own sub-list and some licenses have been deprecated. Information for all of this can be linked to from this page.
The master files for the license list can be found here: http://git.spdx.org/?p=license-list.git;a=summary
General information about the SPDX License List can be found here: http://spdx.org/spdx-license-list/license-list-overview
The Matching Guidelines can be found here:http://spdx.org/spdx-license-list/matching-guidelines
Feedback is welcome and can be sent to: spdx-legal@... . You will need to be a member of the list to send an email.
SPDX Technical, Legal and Business Teams