General Meeting/Minutes/2018-10-04

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  • Attendance: 8
  • Lead by Phil Odence
  • Minutes of Sept meeting approved

Tech Team Report - Kate/Gary

  • Spec
    • Focus on multiple formats
      • How do deal with XML, JSON, YAML
      • Proposal to link to software heritage identifies
        • SW heritage- presentation came out recently on how code should be ID’ed in repos
        • Seems to make sense to extend references to point to
        • General agreement on last tech call
  • Tooling
  • GSOC has worked very well
    • Should thank Google
      • Post on Website
      • Could use some social media
      • Topic for Outreach
    • May want to point projects to FSFEurope software reuse site which advocates SPDX
      • Would be a good credibility builder
      • The link is on the site, but not easy to find
  • Other Groups
    • NTIA- Government group defining a BoM standard
    • Prototype work in health care
      • Fingers crossed that they will use SPDX
    • SWID
      • Active discussion
      • Mapping fields between SPDX an SW
    • Other groups may be able to use our use cases
      • They are wrestling with what is a components
      • Also, how a company can keep their own supplementary license list
        • Can do via a SPDX doc that is just licenses and make external reference to
      • Steve W will help out

Legal Team Report - Jilayne

  • New license backlog
    • Trying to clear out for next release
    • Looking forward to new tooling
    • Could use testing help
    • Need some Python help on the tools
      • Mostly fixing up formatting stuff

Outreach Team Report - Jack

  • Little activity
  • Regrouping


  • Phil Odence, Black Duck/Synopsys
  • Kate Stewart, Linux Foundation
  • Gary O’Neall, SourceAuditor
  • Matthew Crawford, ARM
  • Jilayne Lovejoy
  • Jack Manbeck, TI
  • Steve Winslow, LF
  • Mark Atwood, Amazon