Re: Introductions and first contribution

Roberto Di Cosmo

Hi Kate,
sure, go ahead!

The only caveat is that currently the only way to spot SPDX at work is to
actually go through the process of depositing a software source code on and start typing the name of a licence in the appropriate
text field in a (long) form (and you need to create an account, and follow the
instructions show here: ...)

We should definitely plan a joint communication when the service is open across
France (planned for end of September): who would be the right PR contact
on your side?


On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 01:30:22PM -0500, Kate Stewart wrote:
Hi Roberto!

On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 1:10 PM, Roberto Di Cosmo <roberto@...> wrote:

Dear Shane,
     thanks for the warm welcome, we are very excited to collaborate with
OpenChain, and we are also engaged in fostering adoption of good practices
developed by many on this list into other areas, like scientific research.

For example, we convinced the national french scientific open access
HAL (see e.g., to adopt the official SPDX licence list in the
software deposit service that will be generalised to all of France this
researchers that deposit software will be able to choose the licence(s) of
their deposit in a drop down list build out of the SPDX reference list,
and the deposited software will be archived into Software Heritage.

That's super cool - thank you!   ok for me to cross post this on the spdx
general list?    There others there that will find it intresting as well.

Roberto Di Cosmo

Computer Science Professor
(on leave at INRIA from IRIF/University Paris Diderot)

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