SPDX Thurs General Meeting Reminder

Phil Odence

Special Presentation this month by Matthew Crawford from Arm:


A new era for SPDX at Arm, are we ready for change?


Let me walk you through the journey of open source software compliance at Arm, from spreadsheets of doom to a platform that captures OSS approvals and produces SPDX files. There were numerous hurdles along the journey but with the help of the internal and external community (including members of this group) we have achieved something that is helpful for Arm and its partners. 




Matthew Crawford has been working at Arm since 2017 mainly focusing on the Third Party Intellectual Property strategy and process management. His professional accomplishments include working to make Arm OpenChain conformant in 2019; involvement in the Google Summer of Code as a mentor and working with the SPDX community. He has a strong passion for open source hardware and software governance, trust and security. Before 2017, Matthew worked in the pharmaceutical industry for GlaxoSmithKline and amongst other things worked on building trust in the software being used throughout the supply chain (as well as designing and synthesising medicines!).





Meeting Time: Thurs, Aug 4, 8am PT / 10 am CT / 11am ET / 15:00 UTC. http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

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Administrative Agenda


Minutes Approval: https://github.com/spdx/meetings/blob/main/general/2022-06-02.md


Presentation- Matthew


Steering Committee Update - Phil


Technical Team Report – Kate/Gary/Others

  • Specification and Profiles
    • Overview
    • Core
    • Legal
    • Integrity
    • Defects
    • Usage and Other Emerging
  • Tooling


Legal Team Report – Jilayne/Paul/Steve


Outreach/Website Team Report – Jack/Sebastian/Alexios