SPDX Dec General Meeting Minutes

Philip Odence

General Meeting/Minutes/2015-12-03

  • Attendance: 7
  • Lead by Phil Odence
  • Minutes of Nov meeting approved

Tech Team Report - Gary[edit]

  • Only 2 tech meetings due to Thanksgiving
  • Code Snippets
    • Candidate proposal in GoogleDocs for Review
    • Background
      • A bit controversial due to legit concern that it adds a lot of effort
      • Identification at the line level requires substantial extra work
    • So, snippets are optional
    • Decision driven by important use case- Java script files
      • As they tend to bundle together a number of downloadable chunks in one file
    • For many other use cases, it may not be used much
    • Implementation
      • Just added snippet level similar to Package and File
        • Additionally adds byte range
        • Snippets relate to files analogously to how files relate to packages
  • External ID discussion is back on the table with snippet work starting to wind down
  • Tools
    • A lot of good community contribution
      • individuals from a variety of organizations- Linux, other open source (eg NPM community), some users (e.g. Black Duck)
    • Should be releasing a new rev of the SPDX tools in the next few weeks
    • Question: relation to Stefano’s work with Debian tooling described at LinuxCon Europe
      • Enabling Debian copyright files to auto-gen SPDX files
      • Gary will discuss with Kate

Legal Team Report - Jilayne/Paul[edit]

    • Went over the list of license and exceptions list
    • Added 2 or 3 licenses and some exceptions
    • Entertaining new proposal for mark up format
      • involved Tech Team as well
      • needs to be resurrected

Outreach Team Report - Jack[edit]

  • New Website
    • Work was put on hold by LF for some higher priority work
    • Should have something staged before the end of the year
    • Front page will be a big improvement
    • Early 2016 launch is targeted, but we will need to evaluate with 
  • Working on outreach plan
    • targeting groups and conferences

Cross Functional Topics - Phil[edit]

  • Always interested in guest speakers for upcoming meetings
    • Please come to Phil with ideas about organizations who are willing to do short/informal presentations on what they are doing with SPDX


  • Phil Odence, Black Duck
  • Gary O’Neill, SourceAuditor 
  • Jack Manbeck, TI
  • Dave Marr, Qualcomm
  • Dave McLaughlin, Rogue Wave
  • Jilayne Lovejoy, ARM
  • Paul Madick, Dimension Data