Minutes from July SPDX General Meeting

Phil Odence





General Meeting/Minutes/2019-07-11

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·         Attendance: 14

·         Lead by Phil Odence

·         Minutes of June meeting approved 




·         1 Special Presentations - Xavier Figouoa/ Philip Ekong Obie, GSoC

·         2 Tech Team Report - Kate/Gary

·         3 Legal Team Report - Jilayne/Paul/Steve

·         4 Outreach Team Report - Kate

·         5 Cross Functional -

·         6 Attendees

Special Presentations - Xavier Figouoa/ Philip Ekong Obie, GSoC[edit]

·         Python Library- Adding support for more formats

·         Generating SPDX docs from IDs in code

Tech Team Report - Kate/Gary[edit]

·         Spec

·         All known issues are addressed in 2.2

·         Under discussion: 

·         Idea of a short format for copyrights ala license IDs from FSFE

·         Would be added as an appendix (like license IDs)

·         Could use a joint tech/legal teams call

·         Exploring branching strategy

·         Pared down version, defining minimal subset (from Japan work group)

·         Still SPDX compliant as it will utilize mandatory fields

·         Part of the spec

·         Important to communicate that; it’s not a fork

·         Tools

·         GSoC

·         8 projects total (a record)

·         Great progress, all passed first evaluations 

·         Flurry of tooling work with the new license list

·         Better matching/copyright matching

·         License format improvements

Legal Team Report - Jilayne/Paul/Steve[edit]

·         License List

·         3.6 version went live yesterday

·         10 new licenses and exceptions

·         Other mark up and doc updates

·         Attention now turning to 3.7

·         Other topics of discussion already covered.

·         Namespace Project

·         Need to make clear the difference between LL and NS registry

·         NS is an option for rejected licenses

·         Could be a stop before being accepted


Outreach Team Report - Kate[edit]

·         Shane has readied the survey

·         Based on input from Phil, Jack, Kate, Gary

·         Will go do the General Meeting mailing list

Cross Functional -[edit]

·         Will designate one Tech Call per month to include Legal Team

·         Third one of the month

·         Starting next week


·         Phil Odence, Black Duck/Synopsys

·         Jilayne Lovejoy, Canonical

·         Steve Winslow, LF

·         Gary O’Neall, SourceAuditor

·         Kate Stewart, Linux Foundation

·         Philippe Ombrédanne- nexB

·         Alexios Zavras, Intel

·         Michael Herzog- nexB

·         David Ryan

·         Dave McLaughlin, Rogue Wave

·         Paul Madick, Dimension Data

·         Mark Atwood, Amazon

·         Xavier Figouoa

·         Philip Ekong Obie


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