SPDX General Meeting Minutes

Philip Odence


  • Attendance - 13
  • Minutes from 27 Jan meeting approved

Technical Team Report

  • Gary/Peter created punchlist of key issues that need to be addressed before beta.
    • Finalize RDF/XML
    • Clean up Grammer
    • Mesh spreadsheet license list, on-line list and RDF
  • Kate drafted spreadsheet view of SPDX file which Gary is using as basis for translation tools. Will circulate.
  • Seem to be on schedule genearlly

Business Team Report

  • Beta program
    • Good briefing meeting with 4 candidates. Following up wth two more.
    • Need coordinator volunteers
  • Starting to address need for end user content developed (doc, training, etc.).
  • Next issue in the queue is defining the process to add a license to the standard list.

Legal Team Report

  • Section 5.3 revision is mostly settled. Some final tweaking of field names was the last issue.
  • Karen and Rockett are updating LF Member Counsel with the message "it's time" to pay attention and weigh in.
  • In process of making recommendations for default license for SPDX data in a file and for SPDX tool licensing.

Cross Functional Issues

  • Tech and Biz teams will meet face to face at Linux Collab Summit (Tech pm 4/7, Biz am 4/8)
  • Agreed that SPDX general list should not be for extended discussions, which should be directed to respective team lists.

Action Items

  • Kate/Kim- Draft example for LF Member Counsel; include XML and spreadsheet. PENDING
  • MichaelH/Rockett- Write up and share postion on "reporting" vs. "interpreting. PENDING
  • MartinM- Report back on # of people on respective mailing lists. DONE, BUT LET'S KEEP UPDATING
  • Kim/Kate- Provide PhilK with paragraph descriptions of Collab Summit sessions by 2/17


  • Kate Stewart, Canonical
  • Phil Odence, Black Duck Software
  • Kirsten Newcomer, Black Duck Software
  • Kim Weins, OpenLogic
  • Peter Williams, OpenLogic
  • Jilayne Lovejoy, OpenLogic
  • Phil Koltun, Linux Foundation
  • Gary O'Neall, Source Auditor
  • Michael Herzog, nexB
  • Pierre Lapointe, nexB
  • Mark Gisi, Wind River
  • Tom Incorvia, Microfocus
  • Karen Copenhaver, Linux Foundation