General Meeting/Minutes/2014-02-13

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  • Attendance: 7
  • Minutes of Jan meeting approved
  • Lead by Phil Odence

Biz Team Report - Jack

  • v2.0 overview and requirements are near final
  • Working on agenda for Collaboration Summit
    • Tech Team will have a full day meeting on v2.0 at the venue on the Tuesday before
    • We will have a track during the conference
      • Mix of presentations and working sessions
  • The search for a new co-lead is nearing completion

Legal Team Report - Jilayne

  • On going
    • Some new license requests
    • Marking up licenses
  • Fedora list resolution is somewhat stalled and needs a jumpstart
  • FOSDEM report
    • There was a presentation on SPDX in the legal track
      • The presenter showed up late
      • Conference organizers were not happy with that and there were some issues with content
      • Did not reflect well on SPDX, so we need some quality control for conference presence.

Tech Team Report - Jack/ScottS

  • Testing data model
    • Working through real examples in 1.2 and 2.0

Cross Functional Issues – Phil

  • OSI
    • Phil has reached out to initiate more collaboration
    • Hoping to initiate a meeting to discuss how we might cooperate in the OSI projects
      • License Chooser
      • License Compatibility Tools
      • Machine readable license text
    • Aiming for a small joint meeting to kick off
  • Phil posted language describing direction in 2.0 spec section of
  • License Expression Syntax - MarkG
    • Cross functional effort between Tech and Legal Teams to define formal but simple and flexible mechanism for expressing complex licensing of some packages (multiple licensing, exceptions, etc)
    • Will essentially use Boolean operators and parentheses.
    • Productive kick off meeting yesterday; agreement on the issue and reasonable alignment on the approach
    • One more meeting before Collab Summit with the goal of having a draft for discussion at the Summit


  • Phil Odence, Black Duck
  • Jack Manbeck, TI
  • Scott Sterling, Palamida
  • Pierre Lapointe, nexB
  • Kirsten Newcomer, Black Duck
  • Jilanyne Lovejoy, ARM
  • Mike Dolan, Linux Foundation
  • Mark Gisi, Wind River