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

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SPDX Specification version 2.0

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From the SPDX Workgroup

Version 2.2 of the License List Released

SPDX License List: The year in review

by Jilayne Lovejoy, Legal team Co-Chair

Version 2.2 of the SPDX License List is now available and it seemed like a good opportunity to provide a summary of updates that have occurred over the last few releases and other related news. 

See what Eric Raymond had to say about SPDX

See what Eric had to say about SPDX and the use of the SPDX License Identifier in your source code: 


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