General Meeting/Minutes/2010-11-04

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  • Attendance - 13
  • Approval of minutes: 10/14 and 10/21 minutes approved
  • Outreach and evangelism:
    • Common Messaging/Presentation – PhilO
      • no update
    • Industry Venues – PhilR
      • no update
    • Website – MartinM
      • Rearranged so that spec under Specification tab can not be edited with the working version being under Participation
      • Dealt with some legacy spam reputation issues with
  • Roll Out Update - KimW/JohnE
    • Face to Face pushed out into Dec/Jan
    • Need more volunteers before scheduling
    • Beta program is most urgent item; John is back in action and focusing on that.
  • Legal Update - Rockett
    • No update.
  • Linux Plumbers report live from Cambridge
    • Well received licensing presentation from Mark Gisi and Sven Dummer included good plug for SPDX
    • Interest from Yahoo! in participation
    • BoF discussion on creating SPDX report for the kernal.

Action Items

Note: Drafting related action items are embedded in the Wiki.

  • Dave - Clean up the WIKI to only have analysis visible that reflects current spec. ON HOLD FOR MARTIN TO PROVIDE PRIVS; SHOULD BE UNDERWAY
  • Dave/JeffL - Update zlib based on new specification DONE, BUT AWAITING FEEDBACK
  • Peter - Mail out competing proposals for 5.6/5.7 DONE
  • PeterW- Implement issue tracking system. BLOCKED ON KATE
  • Kate - submit ids to Linux Foundation so infrastructure setup can proceed - PENDING
  • Kate- Draft example for LF Member Counsel; include XML and corresponding spreadsheet (or spreadsheet-like) format. PENDING
  • Kim - list of questions from Open World Forum to form start of FAQ - pending - will send mail to list with questions remembered, request Phillipe O, add comments. DONE
  • Phil R - Update Industry Events. IN PROCESS
  • Kate - 10/14 minutes to be added to WIKI for review. - DONE
  • Bill S - Send Martin some examples of issue posting HTML. DONE
  • Rockett- Mail out trademark policy draft to SPDX list. WAITING FOR SIGNOFF BY LF
  • Rockett- Query status of trademark application TBD
  • Kim- Update of plans for Face to Face DONE
  • Kim- Send out invite for next licensing meeting. DONE. WILL INCLUDE FOLKS FROM DEBIAN.
  • All- Review 6 months mail and contrast against licensing group spreadsheet. FOR NEXT LICENSE GRP MEETING
  • All- If you can't attend meeting, post feedback/vote to list on 5.6/5.7 proposals. FOR TECH AGENDA NXT MTG.
  • Kate- Write up formal proposal on SHA field change and mail to list. IN PROCESS
  • All- Review SHA field change proposal for technical flaws; if so, discuss on list. FOR TECH AGENDA NXT MEETING
  • Kate- Add back to SPEC page in WIKI preferred syntax for adding comments. TBD

Next Meeting

  • 2010/11/18 at same time. NOTE EURO/US TIME DIFF WILL BE BACK TO NORMAL.


  • Phil Odence, Black Duck
  • Tom Incorvia - MicroFocus
  • Esteban Rockett, MotorolA
  • Peter Williams, OpenLogic
  • Kim Weins, OpenLogic
  • Dave M. Open Logic
  • Jilayne Lovejoy, Open Logic
  • Martin Michlmyer, HP
  • Kate Stewart, Canonical
  • Ann Thompson, Freescale
  • Gary O'Neall, Source Auditor
  • Phil Robb, HP
  • John Ellis, Motorola
  • Marshall Clow, Qualcomm