SPDX Sept General Meeting Minutes

Phil Odence



General Meeting/Minutes/2018-10-04

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·         Attendance: 8

·         Lead by Phil Odence

·         Minutes of Sept meeting approved 




·         1 Tech Team Report - Kate/Gary

·         2 Legal Team Report - Jilayne

·         3 Outreach Team Report - Jack

·         4 Attendees

Tech Team Report - Kate/Gary[edit]

·         Spec

·         Focus on multiple formats

·         How do deal with XML, JSON, YAML

·         Proposal to link to software heritage identifies

·         SW heritage- presentation came out recently on how code should be ID’ed in repos

·         Seems to make sense to extend references to point to

·         General agreement on last tech call

·         Tooling

·         Got integrated on line tools up

·         License submittal

·         XML editor

·         Beta quality, ready to go. http://spdxtools.sourceauditor.com

·         GSOC has worked very well

·         Should thank Google

·         Post on Website

·         Could use some social media

·         Topic for Outreach 

·         May want to point projects to FSF software reuse site which advocates SPDX

·         Would be a good credibility builder

·         The link is on the site, but not easy to find

·         Other Groups

·         NTIA- Government group defining a BoM standard

·         Prototype work in health care

·         Fingers crossed that they will use SPDX

·         SWID

·         Active discussion

·         Mapping fields between SPDX an SW

·         Other groups may be able to use our use cases

·         They are wrestling with what is a components

·         Also, how a company can keep their own supplementary license list

·         Can do via a SPDX doc that is just licenses and make external reference to

·         Steve W will help out

Legal Team Report - Jilayne[edit]

·         New license backlog

·         Trying to clear out for next release

·         Looking forward to new tooling

·         Could use testing help

·         Need some Python help on the tools

·         Mostly fixing up formatting stuff

Outreach Team Report - Jack[edit]

·         Little activity

·         Regrouping



·         Phil Odence, Black Duck/Synopsys

·         Kate Stewart, Linux Foundation

·         Gary O’Neall, SourceAuditor

·         Matthew Crawford, ARM

·         Jilayne Lovejoy, ARM

·         Jack Manbeck, TI

·         Steve Winslow, LF

·         Mark Atwood, Amazon