The Software Package Data Exchange® (SPDX®) specification is a standard format for communicating the components, licenses and copyrights associated with a software package.

Announcing the SPDX Report Program

The objective of the SPDX Report program is to create a repository of articles to capture and share community knowledge about anything and everything SPDX.  Submit something today!

Samsung talk on SPDX Use at LinuxCon 2013

By Young Taek Kim

This was the presentation given by Samsung at LinuxCon 2013 North America.



Have a tool that supports SPDX?

We are looking for community and/or commercial tools that support SPDX. If you would like to have a link to your tool click here to see how to submit it.


SPDX at Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit

Join the SPDX Workgroup at the 2015 Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit

The Sumit will be held February 18th to the 20th.  

There will be a technical team meeting on he 18th though its not shown on  the schedule. Details will be posted to the SPDX lsits. 



From the SPDX Workgroup

SPDX Talk at FOSSDEM 2015

Our own Jilayne Lovejoy, Co-Chair for the legal team, gave a talk at FOSSDEM earlier this year on SPDX. Her talk was entitled "Debunking the Myths and Misunderstandings". Take a look, you might learn something new!


Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit, Feb 18-20 2015

SPDX has a great track lined up for the Linux Collaboration Summit. We hope to see many of you there. There will be a special technical team meeting on Wednesday after lunch. This is not on the official schedule and the room will be announced in the mailing lists. This may happen as late as Wednesday morning so be on the lookout for it. There will also be a meeting for SPDX on Friday afternoon so to discuss any remaining 2.0 items. The meeting is simply labeled as SPDX Team Meeting. A schedule is attached.



Learn about and participate in SPDX

The SPDX Specification

Download the current version

SPDX Version 1.2

This is the current version of the Specification.

SPDX Tools

Implement SPDX in your organization


OSIT allows developers to scan, self-verify their source code and report during development.


AIRS helps supply chain partners share data regarding identification of open source components in software packages.

Consolidated SPDX Tools and Library

Latest versions of the SPDX workgroup tools consolidates all tool functionality into a single download.


The Yocto+SPDX project is built to integrated SPDX generation into the Yocto build process.

SPDX Compare Utility

Comares two SPDX RDF documents

License RDFa Generator

Create a set of HTML files

RDF to HTML Pretty Printer

Creates an HTML page from a SPDX RDF Document

Tag To RDF Translator

Converts an SPDX in Tag/Value format to RDF

RDF To Tag Translator

Converts SPDX in RDF format to Tag Value format

SPDX Viewer

A command line driven Java application that formats a valid SPDX RDF document.