General Meeting/Minutes/2019-07-11

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  • Attendance: 14
  • Lead by Phil Odence
  • Minutes of June meeting approved

Special Presentations - Xavier Figouoa/ Philip Ekong Obie, GSoC

  • Python Library- Adding support for more formats
  • Generating SPDX docs from IDs in code

Tech Team Report - Kate/Gary

  • Spec
    • All known issues are addressed in 2.2
    • Under discussion:
      • Idea of a short format for copyrights ala license IDs from FSFE
        • Would be added as an appendix (like license IDs)
        • Could use a joint tech/legal teams call
      • Exploring branching strategy
      • Pared down version, defining minimal subset (from Japan work group)
        • Still SPDX compliant as it will utilize mandatory fields
        • Part of the spec
        • Important to communicate that; it’s not a fork
  • Tools
    • GSoC
      • 8 projects total (a record)
      • Great progress, all passed first evaluations
    • Flurry of tooling work with the new license list
      • Better matching/copyright matching
      • License format improvements

Legal Team Report - Jilayne/Paul/Steve

  • License List
    • 3.6 version went live yesterday
      • 10 new licenses and exceptions
      • Other mark up and doc updates
    • Attention now turning to 3.7
    • Other topics of discussion already covered.
  • Namespace Project
    • Need to make clear the difference between LL and NS registry
    • NS is an option for rejected licenses
    • Could be a stop before being accepted

Outreach Team Report - Kate

  • Shane has readied the survey
    • Based on input from Phil, Jack, Kate, Gary
    • Will go do the General Meeting mailing list

Cross Functional -

  • Will designate one Tech Call per month to include Legal Team
    • Third one of the month
    • Starting next week


  • Phil Odence, Black Duck/Synopsys
  • Jilayne Lovejoy, Canonical
  • Steve Winslow, LF
  • Gary O’Neall, SourceAuditor
  • Kate Stewart, Linux Foundation
  • Philippe Ombrédanne- nexB
  • Alexios Zavras, Intel
  • Michael Herzog- nexB
  • David Ryan
  • Dave McLaughlin, Rogue Wave
  • Paul Madick, Dimension Data
  • Mark Atwood, Amazon
  • Xavier Figouoa
  • Philip Ekong Obie