SPDX General Meeting Minutes

Philip Odence

We are back in business!

Next call is Dec 15 at 11am Boston time.

Attendance: 7

Technical Team Report - Kate

  • Bugzilla, the final piece of downed infrastracture up, so we are finally fully functional
  • Tech team has been meeting regularly thru the outtage. 
  • Minutes have been distributed through the mailing list and will be posted
  • Shortly a new draft will be available, either "1.1" or "1.0.1"
  • EdW is still working on a proposal for handling hierarchy which will be the basis for SPDX 2.0.
  • There have been some good recent contributions to the SPDX tools including a new verification tool

Business Team Report - Michael Herzog (in Kim's absence)

  • Most of the recent discussion has been on our infrastructure plan in the wake of the outtage.
  • No update on new website.

Legal Team Report - Jilayne (in Rockett's absence)

  • Data license issue
    • Seems to be resolved to everyone's satisfaction.
    • Rockett drafted a pre-amble to the CC0 license and got support from Eben Moglen.
  • Next Steps
    • Templatizing work is resuming in the next Legal Team call.
    • Jilayne is resuming some clean-up on the license list

Cross Functional Issues – Phil

  • Infrastructure
    • Discussed the LF's infrastructure issue. Phil's opinion is that the new infrastructure meets our needs
    • In the next couple weeks there will be a meeting with folks from the Linux Foundation in which they will present an overview what's been done, the idea being to make us comfortable.
    • We don't want to group to be overly large, but if anyone is interested in participating, email Phil.

Open Action Items


  • Phil Odence, Black Duck Software
  • Kate Stewart, Canonical
  • Jilayne Lovejoy, OpenLogic
  • Michael Herzog, nexB
  • Philippe Obredanne, nexB
  • Adam Cohn, Cisco
  • Brandon Robinson, Cisco

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