General Meeting/Minutes/2019-10-03

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  • Attendance: 10
  • Lead by Kate Stewart
  • Minutes of Sept. meeting approved

Legal Team – Steve

  • Working on the next release – 3.7
    • Looking for volunteers to put together the XML and test files
    • Targeting next week
    • Small release
  • Trend – licenses that don’t strictly follow the open source definition (e.g. source available but some proprietary restrictions)

Tech Team Report - Kate

  • SPDX Lite
    • Changes are added as a pull request and will likely be accepted soon
  • Security fields to be added in 2.2
    • Working with Uday on a Google Doc which will be turned into a pull request
    • Coordinating with Todo group and others
  • Looking at adjusting the minimum required fields to allow for security use cases without all the licensing
    • General support for reducing the number of mandatory fields
    • Steve will bring to the legal team the discussion on removing the of the mandatory legal related fields
  • GSoC – completed, all students passed
    • SPDX Tool updates which include the GSoC contributions are all checked in
    • Plan to update the spdxtools website within the next 2 weeks
    • Amazon will start using the namespace features soon
  • Request to add specification for the namespace
    • Mark agreed and will create a pull request
    • The license ID web page can also be updated

Outreach Team Report - Jack

  • Survey
    • Working on summarizing the survey results

Cross Functional

  • Several compliance and SPDX related talks planned for the Open Source Summit Europe in Lyon at the end of the month


  • Steve Winslow, LF
  • Gary O’Neall, SourceAuditor
  • Jack Manbeck, TI
  • Mark Atwood, Amazon
  • Paul Madick, Dimension Data
  • Nisha Kumar, VMWare
  • Rose Judge, VMWare
  • Matija Šuklje
  • William Bartholomew, Github
  • Dave McLoghlin, Rogue Wave