public comments: release candidate version 3 (rc3)

Mark Gisi

We have receive feedback from the larger public as part of the public comments stage. Some of which has been incorporated in to the 2.1 draft rc3 while the remainder was queued for the next major version revision that commences January 2020. Recent updates added in draft rc3 included:


·        SPDX project updated the definition of SPDX

·        Improve the word flow of the compliant artifact definition (section 2.1)

·        An update to the compliant artifact examples definition to include: “build and install scripts”

·        "copyleft obligations" was replaced with "additional licensing obligations" – because copyleft was not defined, used only once and was too specific.

·        Lowercased ‘S’ in “Software” in definition section 2.2


The current draft is available at:


Past readers of the spec might find the marked up version useful:    


You can send public comments feedback via:

·        the Mailing list: the list;

·        the issues wiki: issues list; or

·        replying to me directly if you wish to remain anonymous (mark.gisi@...)





Mark Gisi | Wind River | Director, IP & Open Source

Tel (510) 749-2016 | Fax (510) 749-4552


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