Minutes from April SPDX General Meeting

Philip Odence


General Meeting/Minutes/2017-04-06

General Meeting‎ | Minutes

  • Attendance: 12
  • Lead by Phil Odence
  • Minutes of March meeting approved 




Tech Team Report - Kate/Gary[edit]

  • Prepping for Google Summer of Code
    • 10 proposals
    • At least 3 or 4 are very promising, only 1 or 2 that aren’t that great
      • Examples: 
        • On-line validation tool (already engaged with community)
        • Automating SPDX gen in GitHub (already thought out architecture)
        • License grade
    • Mentors lined up for 2-4 slots we’ve requested
    • Will pick appropriate number based on slots


Outreach Team Report - Jack[edit]

  • Creating a developer-friendly area in Git for SPDX
    • Versions of the spec
    • Information exchange
      • following example of nexB creating an umbrella repo for the nexB family of repos
  • Talking about what we expect people to do
    • So we can make more definitive statements
    • for different market segments sort of
    • Will guide website


Legal Team Report - Jilayne[edit]

  • XML markup
    • Made some recent decisions
    • Down to less that 60 licenses
    • Still work to do and volunteers needed
  • Reception
    • Seeing interest on GitHub
    • Getting useful feedback on particulars of licenses
  • Challenge
    • Juggling two lists until next release
    • Unclear where to log updates
    • Enduring until next release
    • May make sense to post “Bear with us” message
      • in GitHub
      • and current repo
  • Timing
    • uncertain as it depends on getting the work done
    • plus a week or two of Gary once XML is done
  • Brad presented to ABA
    • Put a lot of time into slides
    • Should be posted on website




  • Phil Odence, Black Duck
  • Kate Stewart, Linux Foundation
  • Paul Madick, Dimension Data
  • Jilayne Lovejoy, ARM
  • Jack Manbeck, TI
  • Michael Herzog- nexB
  • Mark Gisi, Wind River 
  • Alexios Zavras, Intel
  • Thomas Steenbergen, HERE
  • Matije Suklje, LF
  • Gary O’Neill, SourceAuditor 
  • Dave Marr, Qualcomm



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