Legal Team/Minutes/2016-04-07

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  • Kris Reeves
  • Dennis Clark
  • Sam Ellis
  • Brad Edmondson
  • Paul Madick
  • Jilayne Lovejoy
  • Gary O’Neall
  • Tom Vidal


1) update from Collab Summit:

  • went over 2.1 spec, Appendix V will be included - can view now as part of entire spec, so if you want to look at it, see:
  • we all went to talk on Github licensing talk, which was interesting
  • in the afternoon we went over the XML files with legal team plus some of tech team. Looked a licenses, how to utilize tools to do review and put back into Github repository and then how to maintain in a Github repository
    • XML templates to review are now here: - pending pull request are to-be-reviewed
    • we talked through various issues, both in XML files and specific issues with tags
      • e.g., Kris’ conversion tool didn’t chunk some clauses correctly so that some clauses are repeated; not sure how many licenses this impacted, but suspects it is a lot, so don’t need to be a blocker for review. He’s going to do another pass this weekend to check and provide more information
    • every license needs review - to check meaning of license is impacted in how tags were applied
    • review will require: (generally, process)
      • look at license that has a pull request in
      • if good to go - merge it in; if not tag for further review; will have option for people who don’t feel as comfortable with using Github
      • want to do a two eyeballs approach - although challenging, but ideal for
      • anything challenging needs to be raised on calls or can also have a Wiki to record conclusion, but have discussion on Github comments and calls
    • Kris to draft process - Paul, Tom, Gary, Jilayne to review - will post here:
    • Kris also may make a screencast for an example and go through one of the licenses
  • timeline: 2 weeks from now - do soft launch of review process, following week, do a more divvying up on April 28th legal call
  • still need to make time for discussion based on mailing list topics

Note: there is no SPDX legal call on April 14th - next call is the usual time on April 28th