General Meeting/Minutes/2015-08-06

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  • Attendance: 10
  • Lead by Phil Odence
  • Minutes of June meeting approved

Tech Team Report - Kate & Gary

  • Focus has been on how to add external identifiers
    • Packages (for which there is no SPDX file)
    • Security
  • Planning to get back to snippets in the next month
  • Folder is up for the LinuxCon NA bake off
    • Prep is already generating good feedback and conversation
    • Please sign up if you're interested in participating: signup form
  • Tooling
    • Tools should be ready to go for bakeoff
      • Try out new ‘verify’ command
      • Bugs can go to the Tools mailing list or get logged in the bug systerm
    • FOSSology now has a beta release generating SPDX RDF directly
      • They are looking for testers

Legal Team Report - Jilayne

  • Activity on Fedora mailing list about using SPDX identifiers
    • Kate has been responding to straighten out some misunderstanding
  • Working on standard headers
    • Mark G keeping up draft
    • For license that have no prescribed header, discussing whether we will recommend
  • Jilayne’s talk accepted to LinuxCon Europe

Biz Team Report - Jack

  • Slow progress on revamp of website
    • Moving company logos to Participation menu
    • Adding Adoption section and links

Cross Functional Topics - Phil

  • Linux Foundation is rebranding Open Compliance Program, which may impact SPDX brand.
    • Logos may change and trying to tie into new initiatives
  • LinuxCon Europe
    • Will likely be more of a focus on Compliance
    • Adding a Thursday session on Supply Chain / OpenChain (details forthcoming)
  • Mailing List
    • Lost admin for mailing lists and wiki
    • Mailing lists will be handled by team chairs
    • Still need someone to manage the Wiki; Kate raised hand (once trained).
  • Always looking for special presentations for the General Meeting


  • Phil Odence, Black Duck
  • Mark Gisi, Wind River
  • Scott Sterling, Palamida
  • Gary O’Neill, SourceAuditor
  • Kate Stewart, Linux Foundation
  • Jack Manbeck, TI
  • Michael Herzog, nexB
  • Pierre LaPointe, nexB
  • Yev Bronshteyn, Black Duck
  • Jilayne Lovejoy, ARM