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Re: debian/copyright format and SPDX

At 2023-09-22T02:11:15-0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> SPDX defines an xml format only.  They lost before they'd even
> started.
> debian/copyright is supposed to be human-readable first and foremost.
> XML need not apply.

Very much +1 on everything quoted.

That said, SPDX's license list and the (plain text) tagging convention
that has grown up around it is of great value, and not at all
incompatible with Debian's documentary conventions.


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