Governance Model

The SPDX Governance model was adopted and approved at the SPDX General Meeting on September 2, 2021, and is based on a modified version of the Community Specification model from the Joint Development Foundation.

SPDX Governance – September 2021

SPDX’s Governance model and documentation is set forth in the SPDX governance repository at

Organizations may become members of the SPDX Project pursuant to a Membership Agreement. We will update this page to make the Membership Agreement available shortly.

Formal membership is NOT required for anyone to participate in the development of the SPDX specification, license list, or tools or to participate in other SPDX activities. See the SPDX governance repository for more information.

A historical archive of the prior SPDX governance model is available here.