Re: Today's SPDX Call


Steve Cropper (stcroppe) <stcroppe@...>
 

Folks:

 

Many thanks to those of you who participated in today’s meeting. I wanted to send out the wrap up next steps that I proposed and get feedback incase I missed, or misstated something.

 

The takeaways from today’s meeting that we all feel the team should address face to face during the Conference  next week are:

 

1.       To discuss roadmap and vision with a view to accelerating adoption and looking at a timeline for 2.x, 3.x and related objectives.

2.       Take time to build on and review the use case thread started by Tech team last Tuesday and seek other pain points/concerns folks have.

3.       Reflect on the Supply Chain Summit Agenda with points 1 and 2 in mind.

 

Looking forward to seeing those of you attending next week in person.

 

Regards

Steve

 

From: spdx-biz-bounces@... [mailto:spdx-biz-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Philip Odence
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2012 6:08 AM
To: spdx@...; spdx-tech@...; spdx-legal@...; spdx-biz@...
Subject: Today's SPDX Call
Importance: High

 

Sorry for the excessive email of late, but it comes of our prepping for the upcoming Collaboration Summit and SPDX Forum.

 

Attached are a couple of slides to help us frame today's call. 

 

Phil

 

L. Philip Odence

Vice President of Business Development

Black Duck Software, Inc.

8 New England Executive Park, Suite 211, Burlington MA 01803

Phone: 781.810.1819, Mobile: 781.258.9502

Skype: philip.odence

 

 

From: Phil Odence <podence@...>
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 15:03:38 -0500
To: <spdx@...>, <spdx-tech@...>, <spdx-legal@...>, <spdx-biz@...>
Subject: Special SPDX Adoption Meeting on Wednesday - PLEASE READ

 

NOTE WE WILL BE USING A DIFFERENT DIAL IN FOR THIS MEEING

 

Meeting Time: Thurs, March 29, 8am PDT / 10 am CDT / 11am EDT / 15:00 UTC. http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html


Conf call dial-in:
Conference code:  7812589502
Toll-free dial-in number (U.S. and Canada):  (877) 435-0230
International dial-in number: (253) 336-6732
For those dialing in from other regions, a list of toll free numbers can be found: 
https://www.intercallonline.com/portlets/scheduling/viewNumbers/viewNumber.do?ownerNumber=6053870&audioType=RP&viewGa=false&ga=OFF

 

IMPORTANT

 

Kim is out next week, so in the time normally reserved for the Business Team meeting, we will have a dedicated discussion about an important topic that came up in the General Meeting: Adoption of SPDX. I encourage members of all teams to attend, if possible.

 

Before the upcoming public gatherings at which we will be presenting SPDX Collaboration Summit and the Forum, we want to get as much alignment as possible on the way we will talk about adoption and the SPDX roadmap. A couple specifics we discussed in the Thursday call:

  • While we all feel that V1.0 is a great step forward, some companies are feeling like they can not adopt SPDX until the 2.0 release which will add hierarchy and signing capability.
  • There's been a lot of discussion over the last few months in the Business and Tech Teams about backward compatibility. In any development process, this requirement is a constraint on the next release. On the other hand, adopters of software (and specs) want the future comfort of a dedication to backward compatibility. For a variety of reasons, there has been a ton of great work, but little production adoption of 1.0. With 2.0 slated for release in August (fingers crossed), it's reasonable to revisit how strongly we want to emphasize backward compatibility.

Should be a very interesting discussion and an important one to air before the upcoming meetings. An hour is short, so I don't expect detailed resolution, but we can make progress in that direction and get gauge sufficient to help speakers at the events represent the organization.

 

Best to all,

Phil

 

L. Philip Odence

Vice President of Business Development

Black Duck Software, Inc.

8 New England Executive Park, Suite 211, Burlington MA 01803

Phone: 781.810.1819, Mobile: 781.258.9502

Skype: philip.odence

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