SPDX Sept General Meeting Minutes

Philip Odence




General Meeting/Minutes/2017-09-07

General Meeting‎ | Minutes

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




Guest Presentation - Krys Nuvadga[edit]

  • Studying sw engineering in Cameroon
  • GSoC project: License grader tool.
    • Command line tool that would compare and SPDX doc to Source files
    • To determine the coverage of the info in the SPDX document
  • Use cases
    • Scan and pass SPDX doc to get license information in a format to perform calculations
    • Get a source file validator to determine if a particular file was covered
      • Factors considered to determine if something was source file
        • LoC
        • Characters
  • Started with a simple case to get running
  • Incremental approach 
    • Developed module by module
      • Used Python
      • Scanner 
      • Source code analysis passing results as XML
      • Results comparison
      • Grading for each package
  • Features
    • Scanning
    • Computation on source package
  • Status
    • Working
    • Still WIP
    • Refining
    • Addressing performance issues
  • Questions
    • why to use
      • To determine how complete the file license information is
    • Will the user get a list of fils without info?
      • Yes


Tech Team Report - Kate/Gary[edit]

  • Spec
    • All on GItHub now
      • migrated Google doc discussions
    • 2.1.1 version fixing typos
    • 2.2 
      • slated for late in the year
      • will include new features
      • feature set still open, please contribute
    • Kate speaking next week at the Open Source Summit talking about testing scanning tools
  • Tooling
    • Completing GSoC
      • All students passed
      • All up on GitHub
      • Very successful


Legal Team Report - Jilayne/Paul[edit]

  • XML Conversion slightly stalled
  • “ONLY” issue has required focus
    • Brought up some inconsistencies
    • Lots of discussion on tech and legal calls and joint ones
      • Jilayne summarized in wiki
    • Proposal
      • Add ONLY operator
      • Remove “only” from current names
        • will necessarily cause some backward compatibility issue


Outreach Team Report - Jack[edit]

  • Working on tool to generate test files for scanners
    • working fine
    • cleaning up documentation
    • will create a test file and will upload it
      • needs a name
      • to be resolved in call today



  • Phil Odence, Black Duck
  • Krys Nuvadga, University of Buea, Cameroon
  • Gary O’Neall, SourceAuditor
  • Paul Madick, Dimension Data
  • Jack Manbeck, TI
  • Kate Stewart, Linux Foundation
  • Jilayne Lovejoy, ARM
  • Matija Suklje, FSFE
  • Rashmi Chitrakar, Qualcomm
  • Bradlee Edmondson, Harvard
  • Thomas Steenbergen, HERE