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Is there any plans to use ALL features of SPDX 2.1 specification in future releases?

thuy.tran.xh@...
 

Hi all,

As announced in the release, https://github.com/fossology/fossology/wiki/FOSSology-3.1-Release-Announcement-(Working-Version)

Key features in FOSSology 3.1 are:
Support for SPDX 2.1 document formats(tag:value format now available as well as RDF)

I have tried the fossology installation in the ways of docker as well as from source.
From the template (Only package/ document/file information) at https://github.com/fossology/fossology/tree/master/src/spdx2/agent/template, we could not generate SPDX 2.1 FULL features at https://spdx.org/spdx-specification-21-web-version

Is there any plans to use ALL features of SPDX 2.1 specification in future releases?
Thank you.

Regards,
Thuy Tran.

Michael C. Jaeger
 

Hello,

currently, I am not aware of the FOSSology project planning to support "ALL features of SPDX 2.1 specification in future releases", for a number of reasons, just a few examples:

* Spec 2.1 supports identification of code snippets (See section 5), currently fossology does not support it and I am not aware of plans by someone to contribute it
* Spec 2.1 support for example besides the copyright statement also a file contributor, which could be taken, maybe, from some SCM information. I am not aware of plans here neither
* ...

and so forth. I think FOSSology will support only parts of the SPDX 2.1 spec as they are covered by the application functionality.

I am not sure of that answer covers your question? The fact that you have used bold types letters in your e-mail provides a slight impression that you expect something in particular from the FOSSology project?

Maybe the following two issues provide also helpful information to you?

https://github.com/fossology/fossology/issues/1309
https://github.com/spdx/spdx-spec/issues/112

Please do not hesitate to clarify what you intended to say about our release notes or our idea of SPDX 2.1 document generation.

Kind regards, Michael

On 12. Mar 2019, at 13:30, thuy.tran.xh@... wrote:

Hi all,

As announced in the release, https://github.com/fossology/fossology/wiki/FOSSology-3.1-Release-Announcement-(Working-Version)

Key features in FOSSology 3.1 are:
Support for SPDX 2.1 document formats(tag:value format now available as well as RDF)

I have tried the fossology installation in the ways of docker as well as from source.
From the template (Only package/ document/file information) at https://github.com/fossology/fossology/tree/master/src/spdx2/agent/template, we could not generate SPDX 2.1 FULL features at https://spdx.org/spdx-specification-21-web-version

Is there any plans to use ALL features of SPDX 2.1 specification in future releases?
Thank you.

Regards,
Thuy Tran.