README.fuchsia files are used to annotate third-party source libraries with some useful metadata, such as code origin, version and license.
The format of these files consists of one or more directive lines, followed by unstructured description and notes.
Directives consist of a directive keyword at the beginning of the line, immediately followed by a colon and a value that extends to the end of the line. The value may have surrounding whitespace, and blank lines may appear before or between directives.
Several directives are described below, but other directives may appear in
README.fuchsia files and software that consumes them should not treat the appearance of an unknown directive as an error. Similarly, such software should match directive keywords case-insensitively.
Description lines are optional and follow a
Description directive that must appear on a line by itself prior to any unstructured description text.
file := directive-line* description? directive-line := directive | blank-line directive := keyword ":" SPACE* value SPACE* EOL value := NONBLANK ANYCHAR* description := description-directive description-line* description-directive := "Description:" SPACE* EOL description-line := ANYCHAR* EOL keyword := [A-Za-z0-9][A-Za-z0-9 ]* blank-line := SPACE* EOL SPACE := any whitespace character EOL := end of line character NONBLANK := any non-whitespace, non-EOL character ANYCHAR := any character but EOL
Common directive keywords include:
Descriptive name of the component. This should be included if the name is not obvious from context.
The URL where the component lives. If the component is based on a specific release, then list that explicitly.
Otherwise, list the vendor's website.
This directive may be repeated to include multiple URLs if necessary.
Lists a version number or commit identifier for the software. If the version is apparent from the URL or commit history, then this may be omitted.
The license under which the component is distributed. Only standard forms are accepted, e.g. MIT/X11, BSD, Apache 2.0.
File that contains a copy of the component's license. This must name an existing file in the repository, relative to the
License File: LICENCE
This directive may be repeated to include multiple files if necessary.
Links to the upstream Git repository from which this component has been branched. This should be included for any software branched from an external Git repository.
Upstream Git: https://github.com/openssh/openssh-portable
Marks the end of directives and the beginning of unstructured description, it must appear on a line by itself.
Description: A short description of what the package is and is used for.
Enumerate any changes that have been made locally to the package from the shipping version listed above.
Local Modifications: Added README.fuchsia. Ported build rules from CMake to GN.