Issue: Not clear how to include SPDX author comments to the consumers of the SPDX file. For example, a SPDX author may like to include a disclaimer, assumptions made, context of the analysis performed and so forth.
Proposal: Include an optional field for the SPDX file that enables authors (i.e., producers) of the SPDX file to provide general comments to the consumers of the SPDX file.
2.5 SPDX Author Comments
2.5.1 Purpose: An optional field for authors of the SPDX file content to provide general comments to the consumers of the SPDX content.
2.5.2 Intent: Here, the intent is to provide readers/reviewers with comments by the author of the SDPX …
2.5.3 Cardinality: Optional one or more.
2.5.4 Tag: “AuthorComment:”
2.5.5 RDF: /RDF/SPDXDoc/Describes/Package/AuthorComment
2.5.6 Data Format: free form text that can span multiple lines.
2.5.7 Example: AuthorComment: This information is provided "as is" without any warranty. It does not represent legal advice...
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