Hi John, Steve Winslow <swins...@linuxfoundation.org> writes: > Hello all, > > I've been working on a few pages on the SPDX website on why and how to use > SPDX short-form IDs. This is intended to be developer-focused, usable by > someone who isn't otherwise familiar with SPDX, to get them to start > putting SPDX identifiers in their source code. > > The first cut at this is now available at https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fspdx.org%2Fids&data=02%7C01%7CJilayne.Lovejoy%40arm.com%7C103bfc98d6f64298bee708d59fe9e31a%7Cf34e597957d94aaaad4db122a662184d%7C0%7C1%7C636590749258954709&sdata=nLWJSZhEzVKkU04yPM1e8Ut9cWwxQhmCYgVK%2BQYb9Gw%3D&reserved=0. There are a > few "read more..." pages linked from that URL. These pages are visible but > not yet linked from the rest of the site. > I can't find the previous links now, but I thought the previous "how to use SPDX identifiers" page on the site recommended keeping the file-level boilerplate text for, for example, the GPL, and included examples along those lines.
Yes, and it still does - the page you are thinking of is Appendix V to the Spec https://spdx.org/specifications (which you can go directly to via this link: https://spdx.org/spdx-specification-21-web-version#h.twlc0ztnng3b ) Which is the main source of explaining the use of SPDX identifiers in source files. Notably, in the second paragraph in Appendix V, it states: To the extent that a source file contains existing copyright and license information, it is the SPDX project’s recommendation that SPDX short identifiers be used to supplement, not replace that information. When there is a standard header provided by the license author, it is recommended to use such standard header (alone or in combination with the SPDX short identifier). I think what Steve is doing here is trying to take that more formal advice and create some more "user-friendly" guides for the website. (also removing my arm.com address from thread, so I stop getting this in two places __ Jilayne _______________________________________________ Spdx-tech mailing list Spdxfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.spdx.org/mailman/listinfo/spdx-tech