May SPDX General Meeting Minutes

Philip Odence

First, SPDX 2.0 has been released and is available on the website. A press release should be doing out very soon, if not today. As soon as that happens Jack will post a blog with a link to the release. Congrats and thanks to all who contributed to both the specification and the new release of the license list.


L. Philip Odence
General Manager Audit Services
Vice President of Corporate and Business Development
Black Duck Software, Inc.
8 New England Executive Park, Suite 211, Burlington MA 01803
Phone: 781.810.1819, Mobile: 781.258.9502
Skype: philip.odence

General Meeting/Minutes/2015-05-07

  • Attendance: 9
  • Lead by Phil Odence
  • Minutes of April meeting approved

Tech Team Report - Kate[edit]

  • 2.0 spec is out after some last minute tweaks
  • Already some ideas for next rev
  • Next foci
    • License classified as None and No Assertion
      • Needs coordination with the Legal Team, targeting Tech Team meeting on May 26
    • Snippets
    • Requirements of other communities
    • Apache tooling
  • Recent requests for on line tools
    • MikeD looking at facilities for running hosted tools on site
    • Need a java appserver

Legal Team Report - Jilayne[edit]

  • Working on consistency in None and No Assertion language
  • Post 2.0- A number of issues pushed out waiting for 2.0
    • Updated priorities page on the Wiki 
    • Starting to get people signed up to drive
    • Topics
      • Standard Headers, some issues that have arisen with new expression language approach
      • “Composite licenses” on list and how to handle
      • Cadence of versions, targeting quarterly

Biz Team Report - Jack[edit]

  • New version an associated materials up on site
    • Press release going out today
    • Blog from Phil and linking to press release
  • Linuxcon- mid August
    • Plugfest
    • 2.0 talk
  • Could really use examples, best practices
  • Biz team putting together a straw man for vision for messaging and collateral
    • Will dedicate a meeting to the discussion
    • Targeting revamping site to include/revlews before Linux

Cross Functional Topics - Phil[edit]

  • Future Presentations for General Meeting
    • TI
    • UNO
    • Would love to get other companies to share
      • GitHub? Gary pursuing next week
      • Samsung, Windriver?
      • Malcolm Bates, attorney in Barcelona running a local interest group
      • Possibly record


  • Phil Odence, Black Duck
  • Jilayne Lovejoy, ARM
  • Mike Dolan, Linux Foundation
  • Mark Gisi, Wind River
  • Jack Manbeck, TI
  • Scott Sterling, Palamida
  • Gary O’Neill, SourceA
  • Kate Stewart, Linaro
  • Hassib Khanafer, Protecode