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SPDX Forum: Managing Open Source Licenses with Suppliers and Customers

April 6, 2012

San Jose, CA

The SPDX Forum is a one-day forum that will help companies learn how to streamline their open source license compliance processes.  The forum will bring together procurement, supply chain, legal and technical staff at companies that use open source technologies in their products to discuss challenges and best practices for complying with open source licenses across the software supply chain.  

We will also discuss how the SPDX(TM) (Software Package Data Exchange) standard, developed by a workgroup of the Linux Foundation, can help companies to improve and streamline compliance efforts.

Topics covered will include:

State of Open Source Compliance

Get the latest on what's going on in the area of open source compliance.  Find out about the latest trends, legal actions and best practices.

Discussion: The Challenges of OSS Compliance Today

Participate in a discussion with your peers about the challenges you face in complying with open source licenses

SPDX Primer:  What is SPDX and How Can it Help

Find out how the SPDX standard can help streamline compliance by creating a common format for sharing open source license information across the software supply chain -- from communities to companies to customers. 

End User Panel: How Does SPDX Fit into a Corporate Compliance Program

Find out more about how companies like Cisco, HP and WindRiver are looking to leverage SPDX in their corporate open source compliance efforts.

  • Getting Started with SPDX preso  40 minutes (Gary O Neall and Jilayne)
    • SPDX structure
    • Spreadsheet
    • License List
    • SPDX Tooling
    • will include info on 2.0 that maybe relevant
  • Discussion:  Challenges and Approaches to Implementing SPDX - 30 minutes
  • What's Next for SPDX - Interactive session - 30 minute
    • Preso on what's on the table and hot issues
    • Q&A /Discussion
  • Invitation to paticipate in SPDX


  • State



The SPDX Forum is hosted by the SPDX Workgroup of the Linux Foundation.  The SPDX Workgroup is an industry group that is developing a standard that enables companies to share information about open source licenses with suppliers and customers.  The SPDX Workgroup includes members from over 20 companies.








April 6, 2012


9:00am to 3:00pm






The SPDX Forum will be hosted by Cisco


10 West Tasman Drive
San Jose, California 95134
United States

Building O
First Floor
Chess Meeting Room






Have questions about the SPDX Forum, please contact Kim Weins kim.weins@openlogic.com