Re: Meeting Minutes

Kate Stewart

Thanks Gary,    Sorry I had to leave mid way through the report. 

Couple of minor adjustments to the minutes.

On Thu, Sep 1, 2016 at 10:40 AM, <gary@...> wrote:

Greetings all,


Below is the minutes from today’s general meeting.  Meeting minutes are also available on the Wiki at


Please let me know if you see any errors or omissions.




General Meeting/Minutes/2016-09-01

·         Attendance: 6

·         Lead by Gary O'Neall

·         Minutes of August meeting approved

Tech Team Report - Kate

·         SPDX 2.1 all comment incorporated

·         PDF should be available today

·         Will follow-on with HTML later

·         1 1/2 month feedback cycle

The review window for SPDX 2.1 spec is now closed.    Its been open for a 1.5 months, and feedback has tailed off.

·         Tech office hours - should publish to general

·         There will be a tools bake-off in Berlin on 6 Oct

·         All tools providers are encouraged to attend or send in SPDX documents

·         There will not be a west coast bake-off - the West Coast tools providers are encouraged to submit SPDX documents to the Berlin bake-off

Outreach Team Report - Jack

·         Getting reading to go live with the new site

·         Jack is working with the Linux Foundation to schedule a go-live date

·         All updates to the new site have been completed

Legal Team Report - Jilayne

·         Going through the XML conversion of the license list

·         Action items for closing on the XML conversion is published

·         Decided to do the next license list update around the end of Oct. which will use the new XML file format

Cross Functional Topics - Gary

·         Discussion on whether the new XML license master list format is intended for external tools or to be used internal only to the Legal Team in producing the license list

·         Gary recalled a discussion where we decided the first release of the XML format would be internal only

·         Consensus that one of the overall goal of the XML format is to enable better tooling - the issue is only related to the phasing of the XML format implementation

·         Some of the issues to external tool use would be the inconsistency in the element and property names with the SPDX specification

·         Request that the technical team be involved if the XML format is to be used externally

·         Will be discussed on the legal call


·         Gary O'Neall

·         Kate Stewart

·         Jilayne Lovejoy

·         Michael Stair

·         Scott Sterling

·         Paul Madick




Gary O'Neall

Principal Consultant

Source Auditor Inc.

Mobile: 408.805.0586

Email: gary@...


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Kate Stewart
Sr. Director of Strategic Programs,  The Linux Foundation
Mobile: +1.512.657.3669
Email / Google Talk: kstewart@...

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