SPDX Thursday General Meeting Reminder - SPECIAL MEETING
We will deviate from our usual standing agenda for this special meeting. We will start with a presentation from a Google Summer of Code student (see topic below) and then will pick up the discussion of the SPDX Governance change with the aim of reaching consensus and moving forward.
I encourage you to read through the attached. Steve will give a very quick overview and can answer questions, but we will assume participants of read the pdf of not all the details referenced. And as a reminder, here’s the context I provided last week:
As previewed in the June General Meeting, the Core Team has submitted a proposal for changing the governance of SPDX. The reasoning for the change and substance are the same as what we discussed in that meeting. However, we have simplified the implementation considerably. Importantly, the project will continue to operate day to day as we have for over a decade but with better defined governance. Attached is a document that summarizes the proposal and provide links to the details.
In the second half of next Thursday’s General Meeting we will try to reach consensus on the proposal. In the meantime, once you have studied the matter, provide feedback or raise any questions on this thread. (Note, the many of the details are housed in a GitHub repo but again comments/questions go here.) If we do not reach consensus on Thursday, we may hold the discussion over to the following meeting.
Title- Support for spdx Go lang tools
by Ujjwal Agarwal
I will talk about the possible approaches that we could have adopted for the project and the approach I choose to go ahead with .The challenges I faced throughout the GSoC coding phase while coding the project and furthermore what are the future implementations that we can expect .
I am a B.tech student at Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology India . Skilled in Go lang, DevOps, Leadership, Cryptocurrency, and web development. Strong information technology student with a keen interest in open source development .
See you Thursday,
L. Philip Odence
General Manager, Black Duck Audit Business
Synopsys Software Integrity Group, Burlington, MA
M (781) 258-9502 | phil.odence@...
During today's General Meeting, in which the Core Team presented a
proposal to improve the governance of SPDX, I brought up a few
suggestions to the current proposal. Going into the meeting I did not
fully grasp that, under the current governance model, the proposal would
have to be accepted by the working group as a whole - thus consensus
would need to be reached before additional suggestions. Thank you to
Steve and Phil for explaining this!
I think it would be good to have a discussion at some point on the Code
of Conduct and of the licensing of the SPDX specification, to maybe
iterate further on the already excellent proposal.
For the record, and the reason for sending this email, I wanted to state
that I'm very much in support of the proposal as it is now, and would
not consider my concerns blockers here! Thanks again to the members of
the Core Team who've put the time and effort into creating the proposal.
Thanks, Sebastian for your thoughts, support and understanding.
Regarding licensing, my sense was that your desire to make the spec easy to publish is covered by the proposed licensing scheme. Perhaps you and Steve could discuss to resolve.
Regarding the Code of Conduct. I think we’ve forked it from the upstream with which you are concerned and, in any case, the option to improve upon in the future exists.
spdx@... <spdx@...> on behalf of Sebastian Crane <seabass-labrax@...>
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