Minutes Posted from 3/24 Meeting

Philip Odence

Please let us know if you are coming to the Face to Face meetings at the LF Collaboration Summit

If you came late to the meeting today and I did not log your attendance, please let me know.

Because of the Collab Summit, next General meeting will be April 21.

Administrative Agenda

    Attendance: 15
    Minutes accepted http://www.spdx.org/wiki/20110224-general-meeting-minutes


Technical Team Report - Kate

After a great deal of effort, the team has converged on a consistent set of field names which will by synch'ed with all forms of spec shortly.

There are still a couple of areas of open issues which are dependent on the Legal Team, most having to do with who created the SPDX file.

Kate will be starting up a wiki page with an agenda for the upcoming Face to Face; participants should feel free to provide input.

Business Team Report - Phil

Beta training materials are not complete, but are in motion and should be fine for beta.

In the last meeting there was a lot of discussion about a process for requesting/evaluating/adding new licenses to the standard list. See last Business Team meeting's minutes for details.

Legal Team Report - Rockett

SPDX Tool/Template Licensing- Done, we'll be using Apache 2.0

Metadata Licensing

  • Stil active discussion delving in aspects of:
    • Confidentiality
    • Trace ability and change logging
    • Copyright
  • Rockett and Kate are having an offline discussion to pull it all together.

Templatizing (defining what insubstantial variants are OK for a match to a standard license)

  • Proposal being reviewed within Legal Team
  • Ready for presentation to other teams in the next 1-2 months


Cross Functional Issues – Phil

 Collaboration Summit 

Discussion about how to handle "Newbee" question that come in on lists 

  • Asking Business Team to take on providing guidelines to other teams and general 
  • General feeling that we need a process to
    • Respond in 24 hours
    • Provide answers that are consistent with "party line" but at the same time helpful
    • Ensure that good questions / answers get captured in FAQ

Action Items

Most of the action items belong with the Teams. So, in addition to statusing, we will dispatch them to the respective teams and will not continue to track in this meeting. Action items for this meeting will be cross functional.

• Kate- Beta collateral: Examples in XML and spreadsheet form. PENDING 

• MartinM- Report back on # of people on respective mailing lists. ONGOING

    • spdx: 98
    • spdz-biz: 17
    • spdx-legal: 23
    • spdx-tech: 21

Phil O. - Capture a list of who will be at face to face meeting - DONE


  • Phil Odence, Black Duck Software
  • Kirsten Newcomer, Black Duck Software
  • Esteban Rockett, Motorola
  • Phil Koltun, Linux Foundation
  • Kate Stewart, Canonical
  • Tom Incorvia, Microfocus
  • Gary O'Neall, Source Auditor
  • Jillayne Lovejoy, OpenLogic
  • Karen Copenhaver, LF/Choate
  • Michael Herzog, NexB
  • Pierre Lapointe, NexB
  • Kamal Hassin, Protecode
  • Jilayne Lovejoy, Open Logic
  • Martin Michlmayr, HP
  • Bill Schineller, Black Duck Software

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