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2019-09-19

Attendees

  • Alan Tse
  • Bradlee Edmondson
  • Jilayne Lovejoy
  • Jim Vitrano
  • John Horan
  • Mark Baushke
  • Steve Winslow

Minutes

Comments on specific issues are contained in the particular GitHub issue threads at https://github.com/spdx/license-list-XML/issues

Discussion focused on prep for the upcoming 3.7 release.

Discussed GPL family of licenses re: proxies / later versions. May have been previously discussed re: operator in connection with -only/-or-later issue. If need to add an operator, won’t be in the next week as it would need to be in the spec; not really a standalone license list matter.

Could re-open the conversation - would be a good mailing list conversation – John will search the archives to check and email list by meeting after next (e.g. in next 4 weeks)

Different languages in licenses: issue to be opened Jilayne and Kate presentation from 2017: Wiki: https://wiki.spdx.org/view/Legal_Team/non-English-licenses https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1miQz9F7q_oVbYCibTuhSrJ_qog6eHWs0DxcXxQ-ZLuk/edit#slide=id.p4

MirOS: comments are already optional – ask Gary why they aren't showing as blue optional text in the published list. Is this new version used in the wild? The noted text is already optional, but can’t rewrite the license now -- matching guidelines should be raised in the issue.

May want to add to documentation re: we strongly try to avoid changing license IDs for existing entries.