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Revision as of 14:22, 8 October 2021

  • Attendance: 25
  • Lead by Phil Odence

Special Topics- Phil / Vicky

  • Governance Update
    • New governance is in place
    • Will be announcing mechanism for signing up Member Companies
    • With that will announce the mechanism for nominating Steering Committee members
  • Wipro
    • Vicky discussed Wipro’s view of benefits and reasons for joining

Tech Team Report - Kate/Gary/Others


  • Tools 
    • no update
  • Specification
    • Spec version compatible with ISO, now available
  • Version 3
    • Working on how to establish the repos
  • Question about SPDX Lite
    • That would be the minimum mandatory fields

Legal team update - Jilayne

  • New license request volume slowed down this month
  • Doing some general catchup with members of the legal team
  • Due for a new release at the end of the month
  • Update on collaboration with OSI and FSF

  * Gary is working on 3 year old issues with the LicenseListPublisher to automate the inclusion of data from FSF and OSI   * Data is in the isFsfFree column and the OSI approved columns for the SPDX listed licenses   * Recently, getting good response from FSF and OSI - especially from OSI   * OSI has a machine readable format that is being actively worked on   * In addition to tool automation, there may be an opportunity for the legal team to have a communication process on license updates   * Jilayne provided history on previous attempts to work with FSF on integrating their data which at times has been less responsive  

Outreach team - Sebastian

  • Recent Docfest was a success, brought in several tool vendors to compare results
  • Updated Wikipedia page progressing slowing
    • Lead section updated - this is what you seen when you do a Google search
  • Sebastian resolved an accessibility issue with the SPDX spec web pages - increasing the contrast making it much more readable
  • Website is being updated
    • A section will be added to showcase company usage of SPDX
  • Updating meeting time to be more time available
    • Times are shown as UTC Note: will change next month
    • new time will be the off weeks at the same time as legal
  • going to meetings every other week from once a week.  Vicki pointed out that there will be more work being done on the mailing list, so feel free to volunteer for outreach activities even if you can't make the meetings.
  • Joshua reported the SPDX official podcasts started
    • Once a month
    • Outreach team will meeting every other month
    • Will interview many community members
    • Will follow-up with Vicki and others in the general meeting
  • Kate - presented keynote at open source summit
    • well received, good interested
  • Sebastian and Gary reporting increasing interest in SBOM tooling - we're seeing some good momentum


  • Phil Odence, Black Duck/Synopsys
  • Alexios Zavras, Intel
  • Andrew Jorgenson, AWS
  • Kate Stewart, LF
  • Gary O’Neall, SourceAuditor
  • Bill Jaeger
  • Bob Martin, Mitre
  • Eric Billingsley, Calculi
  • Chrissini de Castro
  • Michael Mehlberg, Dark Sky Technology
  • Maximilian Huber, TNG
  • Sebastian Crane
  • William Cox, Synopsys
  • Vicky Brasseur, Wipro
  • Matthew Crawford, ARM
  • Marc Gisi, Windriver
  • Pierre Tardy,
  • Joshua Marpet, RM-ISAO
  • Brad Goldring, GTC Law Group
  • Paul Madick, Jenzabar
  • Jilayne Lovejoy, Red Hat
  • Christopher Lusk
  • Clement Poulain
  • Joshua Dubin, Verizon
  • Takashi Ninjouji