General Meeting/Minutes/2012-08-23

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  • Attendance: 15
  • Minutes of August 9 meeting approved.
  • Lead by Phil Odence

Technical Team Report - Kate

  • 1.1 work
    • Just finalizing a few typos.
    • Tech team is signed off.
    • General meeting attendees all agreed to call the doc final after typos corrected.

Legal Team Report - Jilayne

  • License list
    • The focus of the last meeting was working through the FSF license list with an eye towards adding most items on the list to the current SPDX standard list.
    • Work is still in process.
  • Data license
    • Karen wrote up an excellent position statement on why we changed the data license in 1.1.
    • Jiilayne will get it up on the website and Scott is looking into providing the link in the 1.1 press release.

Business Team Report - Jack & Scott

  • 1.1 Press Release
    • Working with Linux Foudation PR group to finalize.
    • There's a desire to get a list of companies that are using SPDX, but this will likely ge difficult in the time available. Possible alternatives:
      • Quotes from one or two companies
      • List of companies that have been involved in the development (which is already more or less public)
  • Survey
    • The team has started a discussion about sending out a survey to understand attitudes towards, interest in, and adoption of SPDX to help drive adoption efforts.

Cross Functional Issues – Phil

  • Web Site Update
    • New site is up and running.
    • Still working through some minor issues; a team will focus on this at LinuxCon
  • Face 2 Face
    • Ibrahim is proposing a face to face meeting outside the context of a conference in late Sept/early Oct
    • We took a straw poll of who could make it. Some can, but several team leads are questionable.
    • Looking into range of possiblities from full physical meeting to full virtual event
    • Ibrahim is asking folks who have indicated they could come to add their physical locations to help target a venue.
  • Linux Foundation website help
    • The LF has generously offered to assign a web consutant to rebuild the website from scratch using LF templates. (see Open Mama site for example)
    • Work could commence in October 15
    • Steve Cropper, Martin Michlmayr and Jack Manback are evaluating benefits v. staying with our already recently overhauled site.


  • Phil Odence, Black Duck
  • Kate Stewart, Canonical
  • Michael Herzog, nexB
  • Jilayne Lovejoy, OpenLogic
  • Gary O'Neall, SourceAuditor
  • Jack Manbeck, Texas Instruments
  • Ibrahim Haddad, Linux Foundation
  • Jason Buttura, Cisco
  • Steve Cropper, Cisco
  • Mark Gisi, Windriver
  • Scott Lamons, HP
  • Kirsten Newcomer, Black Duck
  • Tom Incorvia, MicroFocus
  • Brandon Robinson, Cisco
  • Martin Michlmayr, HP