Promoting open source compliance through standard communication of SW licenses.

Develop and promote adoption of a specification to enable any party in a software supply chain, from the original author to the final end user, to accurately communicate the licensing information for any piece of copyrightable material that such party may create, alter, combine, pass on, or receive, and to make such information available in a consistent, understandable, and re-usable fashion, with the aim of facilitating license and other policy compliance.

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SPDX 2018 Projects

  • Tushar Mittal
    Add a License XML Editor to the Online Tools
    All the licenses of the SPDX License List are stored in the license-list-XML repository in XML format. So, creating or editing an XML license is a...
  • Galo Castillo
    Add New License Submittal Feature to Online Tools
    The aim of this project is to design and develop new features to an existing SPDX web application (, that...
  • Ndip Tanyi
    Build tool SPDX file generators
    Support a continuous integration (CI) generation of SPDX files by creating a plugins or extensions to build tools. These plugins or extensions will...
  • Yash Nisar
    Update Python SPDX library to SPDX 2.1
    Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) is “a set of standards for communicating the components, licenses, and copyrights associated with software”....