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  1. Maven
  2. MNG-6677

Ability to declare machine-readable license identifier for project

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 3.6.1
    • Component/s: POM
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      Current model for license is something, yet it is not machine-friendly.
      Developers tend to put random data into <license><name>...</name><url>...</url>, and it is hard to analyze in automatic way.

      What if we could use SPDX license identifiers/expressions for license information?

      Note: currently POM allows to list multiple <license> tags, and it is not clear how they should be treated (and? or?). So a machine-readable field should probably allow for AND/OR license expressions.

      So it would be nice if there was a way to declare a machine-readable license tag.

      I'm not affiliated with SPDX, however OSGi use those ids: https://osgi.org/specification/osgi.core/7.0.0/framework.module.html#framework.module-bundle-license

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              Reporter:
              vladimirsitnikov Vladimir Sitnikov
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