welcome to 2019!

J Lovejoy

Hi all,

I hope everyone had some nice time off and enjoyed the holidays. 

You should have all gotten a recurring invite from Steve Winslow for the 2019 bi-weekly legal calls at 9am Pacific time. 

Our first call for 2019 will be this Thursday, the 10th. Dial-in info is in the usual place: https://wiki.spdx.org/view/Legal_Team

First item of agenda will be some brainstorming for Google Summer of Code projects. Gary has updated project ideas wiki page here: https://wiki.spdx.org/view/GSOC/GSOC_ProjectIdeas - we, as the legal team, ought to think about what further work might be helpful in the future. We benefited greatly from a few projects from last year, so it would be great to keep up the momentum.  Please review Gary’s page over the next day or two and come to Thursday’s call ready with ideas!

We have quite a few new license requests already stacked up for the next release of the SPDX License List. Now that we have improved tooling and better tracking via Github, I’d like to continue to improve that process by making sure for each new license request, an SPDX legal team member is assigned to it and ensures it moves through the appropriate steps, the issue in the Github repo gets updated, and, if accepted, the XML files gets created. Please have a look at https://github.com/spdx/license-list-XML/issues?q=is%3Aopen+is%3Aissue+milestone%3A%223.5+release%22 and feel free to self-assign anything that is not already claimed. 

SPDX legal team co-lead

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