General Meeting/Minutes/2016-09-01

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  • Attendance: 6
  • Lead by Gary O'Neall
  • Minutes of August meeting approved

Tech Team Report - Kate

  • SPDX 2.1 all comment incorporated
  • PDF should be available today
  • Will follow-on with HTML later
  • 1 1/2 month feedback cycle
  • Tech office hours - should publish to general
  • There will be a tools bake-off in Berlin on 6 Oct
    • All tools providers are encouraged to attend or send in SPDX documents
  • There will not be a west coast bake-off - the West Coast tools providers are encouraged to submit SPDX documents to the Berlin bake-off

Outreach Team Report - Jack

  • Getting reading to go live with the new site
  • Jack is working with the Linux Foundation to schedule a go-live date
  • All updates to the new site have been completed

Legal Team Report - Jilayne

  • Going through the XML conversion of the license list
  • Action items for closing on the XML conversion is published
  • Decided to do the next license list update around the end of Oct. which will use the new XML file format

Cross Functional Topics - Gary

  • Discussion on whether the new XML license master list format is intended for external tools or to be used internal only to the Legal Team in producing the license list
    • Gary recalled a discussion where we decided the first release of the XML format would be internal only
    • Consensus that one of the overall goal of the XML format is to enable better tooling - the issue is only related to the phasing of the XML format implementation
    • Some of the issues to external tool use would be the inconsistency in the element and property names with the SPDX specification
    • Request that the technical team be involved if the XML format is to be used externally
    • Will be discussed on the legal call


  • Gary O'Neall
  • Kate Stewart
  • Jilayne Lovejoy
  • Michael Stair
  • Scott Sterling
  • Paul Madick