General Meeting/Minutes/2015-06-04-

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  • Attendance: 13
  • Lead by Phil Odence
  • Minutes of May meeting approved
  • Announcement- Kate Stewart has officially started at the Linux Foundation running compliance programs.

= Special Presentation - Gary

  • Kyle Mitchell, a lawyer/developer has equipped to popular package managers to support SPDX
    • NPM for JavaScript
    • Ruby Grems for Ruby
    • Capabilities
      • Check license for ID package metadata and flag issues
      • Supporting both SPDX Short IDs and expression language
      • Checks live current SPDX license list
      • Similar to UBoot syntax but extended to include expressions
  • GitHub new mirrors our tools repo hosted by LF
    • This has started to increase visibility and awareness
    • Enabled Kyle to contribute to tools
  • JSON format has been added to the license formats
    • Not officially supported...yet, but should be
  • Other community news
    • Poco projects and Linaro open dataplane now including SPDX short IDs
    • OpenChain adopted as part of best practices doc

Tech Team Report - Kate

  • Focus is on snippets
    • Alternatives have been described and are under discussion
    • Good time to get involved with Tech Team if you are interested in snippets
  • Wiki now maintains a list of upcoming topics

Legal Team Report - Paul

  • License list
    • Now quarterly releases
    • end of June, Sept, Dec
    • June to include an expanded Exceptions List
  • Joint Tech/Legal Meeting upcoming
    • None/NoAssertion Discussion
    • June 16, 9am PDT
  • Also into discussion of standard headers

Biz Team Report - Jack

  • Website
    • Working on Getting Started Pages
    • Framework established
    • Seeking volunteers to help flesh out
  • LinuxCon NA
    • Gary's paper has been accepted
    • Jack to secure room for plugfest
    • Kate/Gary driving plugfest content

Cross Functional Topics - Phil

  • Future Presentations for General Meeting


  • Phil Odence, Black Duck
  • Jilayne Lovejoy, ARM
  • Mike Dolan, Linux Foundation
  • Mark Gisi, Wind River
  • Jack Manbeck, TI
  • Scott Sterling, Palamida
  • Gary O’Neill, SourceA
  • Kate Stewart, Linaro
  • Michael Herzog, nexB
  • Paul Madick, HP
  • Henry Yandell, Apache
  • Pierre Lapointe, nexB
  • Scott Lamons, Lamansco