Re: Funding for Hosting On-Line SPDX Tools

Gary O'Neall

Hi Mark,


Yes – SPDX is using AWS for the hosting (see for a discussion on the hosting options).


The deployment is a bit complex (Java/Python/Django/PostgreSQL).


Any credits/help is appreciated.


I registered the account that is hosting the site – so feel free to contact me for additional details.





From: spdx@... <spdx@...> On Behalf Of Mark Atwood via
Sent: Monday, August 3, 2020 7:15 PM
To: spdx@...; phil.odence@...; Kate Stewart <kstewart@...>
Subject: Re: [spdx] Funding for Hosting On-Line SPDX Tools


Is SPDX using AWS for any hosting?  I can probably get gratis AWS credits provided to SPDX.


And since SPDX is using Github, then Github pages can be used to host HTML/CSS/JS





Mark Atwood <atwoodm@...>

Principal, Open Source





From: spdx@... <spdx@...> On Behalf Of Phil Odence
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 11:18 AM
To: spdx@...
Subject: [EXTERNAL] [spdx] Funding for Hosting On-Line SPDX Tools


The SPDX Work Group needs your help to host on-line tools.


As you may know, SPDX runs on shoestring with support from the Linux Foundation but no corporate contributions. There are benefits to the independence this arrangement, but it means we rely on individual contributions to cover modest expenses we do take on. One of those regular expenses is for cloud services to host our wonderful set of on-line tools.


We spend $1200/year on hosting. We’d like to line up enough funding to backfill for this year and to build a balance of “money in the bank” to ensure continuity next year. So the goal is $2400 total. As of this writing we are approaching half way there.


Please make a contribution of any size through the Linux Foundation CommunityBridge at:


BIG THANKS in advance!




L. Philip Odence

General Manager, Black Duck Audit Business

Synopsys Software Integrity Group, Burlington, MA

M (781) 258-9502 | phil.odence@...  






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