[arch-dev-public] Using SPDX License list as identifiers

Jerome Leclanche jerome at leclan.ch
Tue Oct 22 11:59:48 UTC 2019


This just came up on IRC. Thoughts on using the SPDX license list as valid
license identifiers for all packages?

Most of the identifiers would change but we would have a consistent and
much larger, externally-maintained list to choose from. It would also be a
little more accurate; eg. the SPDX allows for distinctions such as
"LGPL-3.0-or-later" vs. "LGPL-3.0-only".

We could retain the current identifiers as symlinks.

J. Leclanche

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