Legal Team/Templatizing/ActionPlan

From SPDX Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Action Items - Stage 1a: XML Conversion of Existing Licenses

  • Existing License PRs
    • Finish main review of all licenses so that all can merged (Who: ALL)
  • Kris to put original "conversion" tool (to convert text files into XML format, to then be reviewed) in public repository so anyone else can use it or improve it (KRIS)
  • Exceptions
    • Convert and add exceptions to repository (KRIS or someone from tech team using Kris' tool)
    • note from Gary: tools don't care whether in same or different directory
    • Review exceptions and merge exception PRs (ALL)
  • Deprecated licenses
    • outcome: Proposed solution to add a boolean attribute named deprecated to the SPDX element with a default value of false. For the "+" deprecated licenses, we would copy the XML file, rename it to include the "+" and add deprecated=true to the SPDX attributed.
    • Convert and add deprecated licenses to repository (GARY)
    • Review and merge deprecated license PRs (ALL)
  • PRs tagged "requires acknowledgement" or "has self-referring numbering"
    • Originally, we planned to add XML tags to reflect these characteristics (and not merge these licenses until we do so). For now, though, we will leave this as a potential feature for the future, and proceed to merge these licenses as long as their basic formatting looks correct. (We will be able to go back and review which PRs had these labels even after merging.)
    • Merge those labeled "approved" and "requires acknowledgement" (JILAYNE) --> DONE
    • In future, may also need a more thorough review of existing licenses to see if any others meet these criteria (i.e. can't rely solely on the labeled PRs)
  • True-up license list to current release
    • Need to true-up changes to existing licenses from 2.3 (when XML repo was created) to current 2.6 release using spreadsheet (?? NAME)
    • Convert and add new licenses to repo from 2.4, 2.5. 2.6 (KRIS or someone from tech team using Kris' tool)
    • Review and merge PRs for new licenses/exceptions since 2.3 (ALL)
  • General Cleanup
    • After review is complete and all licenses and exceptions have been merged, general clean-up to include: (WHO? someone from tech team? discuss at OSLS) -->
    • remove body tag
    • fix lower case spdx tags
    • get rid of HTML- and UTF8-escaped characters
    • ... others?
    • update tags as per tech team recommendations (someone from tech team)

Finalize XML tag names


Action Items - Stage 1b: Switch to Github, using old license list format - Jan 29

  • update README (see above for link to text)
  • update any relevant webpages:
    • links to master files
    • page on requesting a new license - how to update, just point to README?
    • what else?

Action Items - Stage 2: Go live with XML conversion

Create new tool to take text of new license and convert to XML file

  • to do so by hand is a bit tedious. Will still need human review before finalizing. Initial tool Kris used probably won't be applicable. Would be nice if this could be web-based
  • discuss with tech team, find someone to take this on? ---> discuss at OSLS

Documentation: Define a new process for License List via Github and with new XML format

  • i.e., how to request a new license, what kind of pull requests we want, underlying process etc.
  • included checking with Kate re: moving license list to Github primary (instead of LF Git and mirrored to Github)

Check website generation / tools

  • As of Sept 16 call, Gary had done a first pass on tools to generate website and caught a bunch of validation errors, many of which were from lower case <spdx> tag. Gary to see what other validations were and fix and merge if simply or create pull request/submit to legal team if needs review
  • other updates to spdx-tools for new XML format to generate the website along with the 5 different license formats in available in the license-list-data git repository (Gary)
  • preview of website before release
  • Testing regime for XML (either manually or by continuous integration) to validate that XML source generates correct text

Coordination with tech team and SPDX Spec v2.2

  • revisions to current appendix in spec as to markup (e.g., var v. alt markup tag)
  • explanation of XML tags - to go in markup appendix or new appendix?
  • ---> discuss at OSLS