[Openchain-japan-wg] Question about SPDX Light: Supported Fields
Shane Coughlan <coughlan@...>
We have an active discussion via the OpenChain Japan Work Group (mostly in Japanese) about SPDX. Several Japanese companies are using SPDX in production today and are collaborating to this through a common approach and “ask” for suppliers, particularly those with a relatively limited understanding of open source.
This “ask” will be a subset variant of SPDX informally dubbed “SPDX Light.” It is not intended to break the SPDX Mandatory / Optional fields. Instead it is looking like a series of core fields plus some optional codified into one clear procurement request from multiple companies. One note and comment about this is below (English after the Japanese).
(1) Japanese companies operate mostly in Japanese, which is why this discussion has not been occurring on the SPDX mailing list
(2) SPDX calls are at inaccessible times for Japanese companies, which has further hindered interaction
Nevertheless, this is a great moment for us all to jump into a shared discussion.
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