General Meeting/Minutes/2017-11-02

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  • Attendance: 5
  • Lead by Phil Odence
  • Minutes of Oct meeting approved

Tech Team Report - Kate

  • Focus on new license list
    • Getting ready
    • Adding FSF Libre field
    • Trevor extending to an API, if they want to push changes, or we can pull
  • Prague
    • SPDX Open Source Tools Session
      • MarkG demoed sparts as part of Intel booth, and illustrated how Hyperledger with SPDX can be used in supply chain
      • Thomas Steenbergen announced open source review toolkit (ORT) and provided overview of ScanCode
      • Michael Jaeger reviewed how SW360 and new release of FOSSology can be used to work with SPDX

source{d} discussed proposal they're working on to apply machine learning to license recognition.

      • Kate overviewed the SPDX tools repository and some of the newer additions by GSoC students as well as the test suite.
    • Kate did a talk on "automating license compliance - filling in the missing pieces" - more info at
      • Lots of developer interest in this topic now.
    • FOSSology Hands-on training had section on SPDX documents, that she presented.

Legal Team Report - Paul

  • XML project continues well
  • Still discussions on “or later” issue
    • On hold for the moment as Jilayne is out

Outreach Team Report

  • Jack still working on testing tools


  • Phil Odence, Black Duck
  • Kate Stewart, Linux Foundation
  • Paul Madick, Dimension Data
  • Mike Dolan, Linux Foundation
  • Bradlee Edmondson, Harvard