FW: Minutes from SPDX Dec General Meeting

Philip Odence






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  • Attendance: 11
  • Lead by Phil Odence
  • Minutes of Nov meeting approved


Contents [hide] 

  • 1 Tech Team Report - Kate/Gary
  • 2 Legal Team Report - Jilayne/Paul
  • 3 Outreach Team Report - Jack
  • 4 Cross Functional Topics - Phil
  • 5 Attendees

Tech Team Report - Kate/Gary[edit]

  • Spec
    • Has been focusing on coding up best practices for creating a Notices file
      • Will need some input from the Legal Team, probably a joint meeting
      • Output will be pseudo-code which could be the basis for a tools (basis is sparkle queries)
    • 2.1 is out there; no current bugs reported
      • Kate gave a presentation on 2.1 in Yokahama; will get to Jack for posting on website
  • Tooling
    • All upgraded to 2.1
    • No bugs reported
    • Python library being upgraded
      • Useful for implementing SPDX in a Python-based sw tool
  • 2017 Goals Brainstorm
    • Tooling to make quality of licensing more visible
      • Mark G started this work
      • The idea is to grade a project, based on SPDX file, for how complete the licensing is
  • Looking to get plug-ins adopted into communities
    • Apache and Eclipse
  • Web based tools
    • Current java tools involve installing java environment
    • e.g. Past a license into a webpage and have it matched to an SPDX template
  • Discuss pros/cons of moving to single format
    • JSON- Happy medium between tag value and RDF
  • Write a git plug-in for generating SPDX docs
    • Could then grade
  • Another Google Summer of Code Project

Legal Team Report - Jilayne/Paul[edit]

  • How to leverage git hub for document maintenance
  • xml work
    • Still plugging away
    • Need to assess where we are in Thursday’s call
  • License list
    • No Sept release
    • Some requests have trickled in
  • 2017 Goals Brainstorm
    • Big thing is getting the XML templates up
    • Getting up and running on GitHub
    • Make sure notice files work is accurate
    • Upgrading the license expressions language
    • Supportive of license match Web App


Outreach Team Report - Jack[edit]

  • A few meetings have been missed
  • Website is up
  • Outlining documentation needs
  • 2017 Goals Brainstorm
    • Do a survey of companies using supply chains - understand what they are doing wrt gathering license data
      • Could use other existing groups such as Open Chain


Cross Functional Topics - Phil[edit]


  • Phil Odence, Black Duck
  • Kate Stewart, Linux Foundation
  • Jilayne Lovejoy, ARM
  • Paul Madick, Dimension Data
  • Gary O’Neill, SourceAuditor
  • Tarek Jamal, ARM
  • Mark Gisi, Wind River
  • Jack Manbeck, TI
  • Alexios Zavras, Intel
  • Michael Herzog- nexB
  • Philippe Ombrédanne- nexB