2017-02-23 15:31 GMT+01:00 Neal Gompa <ngompa13(a)gmail.com>:
I know that it's been discussed from time to time about using SPDX
identifiers for our license tags. In the Rust SIG, we're
beginning the work to figure out the packaging of Rust things. Cargo,
the Rust equivalent of Python's pip, enforces the usage of SPDX
identifiers for license tags in the Cargo.toml (the file indicating
the metadata of a "crate").
If we're considering using SPDX identifiers for license tags (as it
appeared to be the case in Tom's FOSDEM talk), would it be possible
to grant us the ability to just use that data instead of having to
attempt to maintain a mapping of SPDX to Fedora short tags? Since our
ecosystem in Fedora is basically zero right now, we could avoid the
ugliness right from the get-go.
This is just my opinion.
1. I do not see any justification to grant a specific exception *only*
to the Rust SIG
2. The mapping is quite straightforward for most cases (Cf. the
discussion on fedora-legal),
so technically it's not uglier than what other languages packaging utilities do.
For example, this is how pyp2rpm converts pypi classifiers into Fedora
short tags, this is quite simple code.
For SPDX, it can't be more complex, I would even say it should be even simpler.
I still think that we should move to SPDX but maintaining consistency
within the distro is also important.
> Thanks and best regards,
> : https://fosdem.org/2017/schedule/event/fedoras_legal_state/
> 真実はいつも一つ！/ Always, there's only one truth!