Make license/licenses field mandatory

Marcus Rueckert darix at
Sat Oct 15 09:12:23 EDT 2011

On 2011-10-14 14:28:20 -0700, Ryan Davis wrote:
> On Oct 12, 2011, at 06:54 , Pavol Rusnak wrote:
> > I'd like to propose making license/licenses field mandatory.
> I'm not opposed to adding a package-time warning if the license field
> is not filled out but making it mandatory right off the bat is a
> mistake that I'm not willing to make at this time. In the future we
> can tighten the belt and make the field mandatory.
> As for all the other suggestions saying there needs to be enforcement
> at multiple levels, absolutely not. This is out of scope for the OP's
> proposal and out of scope for what we're trying to do at this time.

well if you start with the spdx tags right from the beginning you save
us all the problems with migrating to a defined set later on.


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