Concise Software Identification Tags

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Document Type None Internet-Draft (sacm WG)
Last updated 2019-06-26 (latest revision 2019-06-24)
Replaces draft-birkholz-sacm-coswid
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ISO/IEC 19770-2:2015 Software Identification (SWID) tags provide an extensible XML-based structure to identify and describe individual software components, patches, and installation bundles. SWID tag representations can be too large for devices with network and storage constraints. This document defines a concise representation of SWID tags: Concise SWID (CoSWID) tags. CoSWID supports the same features as SWID tags, as well as additional semantics that allow CoSWIDs to describe additional types of information, all in a more memory efficient format.


Henk Birkholz (
Jessica Fitzgerald-McKay (
Charles Schmidt (
David Waltermire (

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