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LinuxCon: Linux Compliance Hits Milestone with SPDX 1.0

Aug 18, 2011, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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The SPDX 1.0 release is being made at the Linux Foundation's LinuxCon event in Vancouver. SPDX is a working group of the Linux Foundation.

According to the Linux Foundation, the SPDX standard defines a standard file format that lists detailed license and copyright information for a software package and each file it comprises.

"SPDX solves a problem that came from big trends," Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of the Linux Foundation told InternetNews.com. "One being the increased used of open source software to create devices and also the increased importance and complexity of software in general."

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