SPDX Thurs General Meeting Reminder

Phil Odence

This month’s presentation will be one of the every popular reports on a Google Summer of Code project:


Project Title: NTIA Conformance Checker – Josh Lin


Project Abstract: This project implemented an NTIA Conformance Checker that checks whether a software bill of materials (SBOM) in SPDX format conforms to the NTIA’s Minimum elements guidance.


Project Overview: The minimum constituent parts of an overall Software Bill of Material (SBOM) – referred to as NTIA’s minimum elements – are three broad, interrelated areas (Data Fields, Automation Support, and Practices and Processes). These elements will enable an evolving approach to software transparency, capturing both the technology and the functional operation. The purpose of this project is to check if an SBOM document contains the minimum required data fields such as the supplier name, component name, component version, unique identifiers, dependency relationships, author of the SBOM, and timestamps.


About Josh:

I am a 2nd year computer science student at University British Columbia and I am currently on a co-op term. I participated in Google Summer of Code 2022 as an open source contributor and it was through this program that I built the NTIA Conformance Checker under the guidance of my mentors Jeff, Nisha, Gary, and Kate.  





Meeting Time: Thurs, Oct 3, 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/2022-09-01.md


Steering Committee Update – Phil


GSOC Presentation  – Josh Lin


Technical Team Report – 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 – Sebastian/Alexios