General Meeting/Minutes/2013-08-01

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  • Attendance: 6
  • Minutes of July meeting approved
  • Lead by Phil Odence

Business Team Report - Jack/Scott

  • Uboot
    • Popular project- boot loader for embedded devices
    • Approached us about defining a standard way to include SPDX-based license data in source code
    • The one challenge seems to be with handling non-standard license
  • Linuxcon
    • Great news that we were able to get a room for Tuesday. (we had had one for Monday, but there are a lot of general and legal track sections on that day we didn't want to overlap with.
    • Working on agenda, but will include a discussion with the guy from Samsung presenting on SPDX.

Legal Team Report - Jilayne

  • Main focus is on creating marked up license templates
    • Daniel German has started taking formatted inputs from legal team and implement markups
    • Have been working out the process; seems very clear now.
    • Now just executing; should be at least well into it by LinuxCon
  • New licenses submitted:
    • Uboot
    • Unlicense

Tech Team Report - Jack

  • Spec 1.2
    • Should be released by LinuxCon
    • Tools will lag slightly. Could use more resources on tools, particularly tag value versions
    • May include a description of how to reference licenses in code (e.g. Uboot)
  • Jack has documented the spec release process. (Kudos to Jack!)
    • Team agreed that for minor releases a tool lag is OK; for major releases, it should be simultaneous.
    • Would be good to have a 'diff' doc of some sort between releases

Cross Functional Issues – Phil

  • Web Site Update - Jack
    • Put out call for tool submissions
    • Added blog and pictures to several sections
  • IFOSSLR paper
    • Phil, Scott, Jilayne working on it
    • Has basically been accepted pending some revision


  • Phil Odence, Black Duck
  • Jilayne Lovejoy, OpenLogic
  • Kirsten Newcomer, Black Duck
  • Tom Incorvia, Microfocus
  • Scott Lamons, HP
  • Jack Manbeck, TI