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

Google Summer of Code and SPDX

This article was authored by  Matt Germonprez

For the first time, the Linux Foundation’s SPDX Workgroup geared up to participate in the 2014 Google Summer of Code. The goal was to engage students in open source projects, learn a bit about open source compliance, and meet open source community members. We had excellent responses in our first year, with a total of four projects accepted from three different universities.

The projects focus on the development of open source code to advance the SPDX community and specification. Specific projects include:

Open Collaboration Changes Everything...including SPDX

The theme of the Linux Collaboration Summit was: Open collaboration changes everything. (You would know this if you saw the back of my new hoodie.) It will sound sappy, but I was never prouder to be associated with SPDX as I was during the cross function legal discussion on Friday morning, one that can only be characterized as collaboration at its best.


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.