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SPDX Tools moving to GitHub

By January 6, 2017No Comments

On Jan. 29, we will be moving the primary repository for the SPDX tools and License List from over to  this change will allow us to take better advantage of many github collaboration tools and will reduce the effort in maintaining the SPDX tools.

This will not have any impact on how the binaries are downloaded (they are already hosted on

For some time, we have been mirroring the repositories from over to  If you are already using for read-only access the license list or tools source code, there will be no change.  If you are accessing, you should switch your repository access to prior to January 29th.  If you are a committer of code to one of the repositories on, please email with your github username and he will make sure you are setup for the transition.

Here are the fine detials:

If you are accessing for read access to the repository:

  • is already mirroring the repositories, so you can switch over to now.  It is recommended that you make the switch prior to the 29th.
  • The repository names are the same and everyone should have read access.
  • After January 29th, http access to will redirect to
  • After January 29th, non-http access to will no longer work (e.g. ssh)

If you are a committer to one of the repositories:

  • You should have already received an invitation to be a committer to the – if not, please email
  • Prior to January 29th, we will continue to commit to
  • After January 29th, all commits will be made to
  • Please avoid any commits on the day of January 29