General Meeting/Minutes/2012-01-26

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  • Attendance: 9
  • Minutes for 2011/12/15 approved

Technical Team Report - Gary

  • Much focus on defining approach for 2.0 spec.
  • Two key elements: Hierarchy and time element (revisions, supply chain, approvals)
  • Progress forward, but some concern that we are not converging rapidly enough
  • Key discussion about backwards compatibility and how important it is for 2.0.

Business Team Report - Kim

  • New website has been recent focus.
    • There was a training meeting and an email went to voluteers for content migration.
    • Web team is implementing the new menu structure and will then green light volunteers to move content.
    • That will take two weeks, followed by cleanup.
  • License List addition process
    • Dusted off notes from previous discussion and concluded it looked pretty good.
    • Kim working with legal team to review
    • Then we need to publish and implement
  • Community outreach re: data license
    • Kim reaching out to Gentoo, Fedora, Eclipse
    • Thumbs up from Gentoo; waiting on Fedora and Eclipse
    • Adding Gentoo licenses to license list
  • SPDX outreach meeting
    • Silicon Valley, April 6; plans in motion

Legal Team Report - Jilayne

  • Preample to data license complete and will be published.
  • License List
    • License "Templatizing" is taking a new approach; better described as "license list matching guidelines."
    • Good progress; lots of concensus
    • Discussion about best form or forms in which to publish (CSV, Excel, HTML)

Cross Functional Issues – Phil

  • Heads up- Potential for need for modest SPDX funding from participating companies in the future. Probably a when, not if.

Open Action Items

  • Phil- If it looks like 2.0 may have backward compatibility issues, call broad meeting for community input.


  • Phil Odence, Black Duck Software
  • Kim Weins, OpenLogic
  • Gary O'Neall, Source Auditor
  • Tom Incorvia, Microfocus
  • Pierre LaPonte, nexB
  • Jilayne Lovejoy, OpenLogic
  • Jack Manbeck, TI
  • Steve Cropper, Cisco
  • Chuck Gaudreau, Protecode