General Meeting/Minutes/2014-11-06

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  • Attendance: 15+
  • Lead by Phil Odence
  • Minutes of October meeting approved

Cross Functional Issues, Special Presentation from Polarsys – Phil

  • Presentation from Polarsys COTSAQ project
    • OSS tool for managing software BoMs
    • SPDX connections
      • First will use SPDX License List
      • Connecting with code scanners through SPDX

Biz Team Report - Jack

  • Last call cancelled. Call in an hour.
  • Current focus is revamping the website homepage to guide new users

Legal Team Report - Jilayne

  • Working through 2.0 task list
  • Syncing with tech team schedule for release
  • Cross team topic- Standard Header field in list that applies to a subset of licenses (e.g. GPL, Apache)
    • Proposal is to remove the field as it becomes problematic with 2.0
    • Notice will go out to tech team/legal team

Tech Team Report - Kate

  • Fleshed out external SPDX document reference syntax. (currently sec 3.5, but may spin off to own section) and working on self reference (2.4)
  • Finishing off clarifying examples for relationship references (sec 8)
  • Extended the recognized checksums to include SHA256, MD5 (sec. 4.9, 6.4)
  • Decided to start off separate spec for inline references rather than include it in Appendix.
  • What's up for this month...
    • Gluing it all together and making available for other reviewers
    • Near term schedule: Draft Nov 14, feedback by Dec 1.


  • Phil Odence, Black Duck
  • Kirsten Newcomer, Black Duck
  • Pierre Lapointe, nexB
  • Gary O’Neill, SourceA
  • Mark Gisi, Wind River
  • Scott Sterling, Palamida
  • Matt Germonprez, UNO
  • Jilayne Lovejoy, ARM
  • Jack Manbeck, TI
  • Mike Dolan, Linux Foundation
  • Paul Maddick, HP
  • Michael Herzog, nexB
  • Pierre G, AirBus
  • Others from project COTSAQ