Make license/licenses field mandatory

Ryan Davis ryand-ruby at
Sun Oct 16 16:34:55 EDT 2011

On Oct 15, 2011, at 06:12 , Marcus Rueckert wrote:

> 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.

Patches welcome.

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