General Meeting/Minutes/2020-12-03

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  • Attendance: 11
  • Lead by Phil Odence
  • Minutes of Nov meeting Approved

Tech Team Report - Gary

  • Spec
    • Nov, busy month
    • Mostly working on Base Model
      • Working on Relationships
        • Between, for example, files, packages, etc
        • Exploring verification methods, digital signatures, etc
        • Supporting Contains
      • This should clear the way to get more work done on the other profiles
        • Process work too
        • Hoping enough is in place after next meeting to remove blockers
  • Tools
    • New release of online tools is up
      • Quite significant
      • Much new functionality
      • As such, there will likely be issues
        • Report in GitHub or emailing Gary
        • There was a character encoding issues that was quickly resolved
    • New license list generator has improved the LL
    • Good work/improvements on Go libraries
      • THANKS, Rishabh

Legal Team Report - Paul/Jilayne/Steve

  • Main Nov work 3.11 License release
    • A little smaller than previous was
  • 3.12 discussions starting today
    • Aiming for end of Jan
    • Dealing with a little backlog of new requests
    • Could use help, as usual
  • Documentation/Website
    • Core team has been overhauling
    • Updating License List page
      • Including moving to GitHub

Outreach Team Report

  • Aveek’s ideas for increasing SPDX Participation
    • Started discussing last meeting
  • Rough plan
    • Approach student communities at different schools
    • Give assignments to students or onboarding
      • e.g. Open Printing has a generic, easy, but comprehensive assignment defined
      • May need different ones for different technologies
    • Single point of contact to guide students
      • Perhaps students from previous years
    • Identify basic issues to assign
    • Encourage participation in GSOC and LFMP
    • Encourage previous students to mentor
    • Organize Virtual Meetups
    • From student groups in schools
  • Also has the idea of talking to other projects about benefits
    • Will start with Open Printing


  • Phil Odence, Black Duck/Synopsys
  • David Wheeler, Linux Foundation
  • Rishabh Bhatnagar, St Francis Inst Tech
  • Aveek Basu, NextMark Printers
  • Steve Winslow, LF
  • Jilayne Lovejoy, Canonical
  • Mark Atwood, Amazon
  • Paul Madick
  • Mike Dolan, Linux Foundation
  • Jim Hutchison, Qualcomm
  • Rose Judge, VMware