Technical Team/Minutes/2012-06-05

From SPDX Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search


  • Gary O’Neall
  • Michael Herzog
  • Bill Schineller
  • Kate Stewart
  • Marshall Clow
  • Jack Manbeck
  • Brandon Robinson


  • Review web pages

Web page update

  • Order of first page – move up current spec
  • Add link to, possibly top page
  • Add FAQ link in tech team page

1.1 Discussion

  • Bug 1023 - sec 5.4 terminology is inconsistent with RDF vocabulary used in license list:
    • Discussion on owl:sameAs. If used, must be unique (e.g. not reference multiple licenses on the same “owl:sameAs” web page). Would like to use the same RDF term for both License and ExtractedLicensingInfo. Some of the different standard licenses point to the same URL. Agree that rdfs:seeAlso may be more appropriate for current usage (although both are valuable terms to use).
    • Discussion on tag name. Two proposals for the definition of the term – 1) a reference to the canonical form of the license as the source of the license id; 2) a more general reference to a URL that contains information on the license (e.g. cross-reference). General agreement this term will refer to other URL’s that contain information about the license (as opposed to the canonical source of the license).
    • Proposal: use rdfs:seeAlso for rdf and “crossReference: “ for tag/value. The rdfs:seeAlso is restricted to URL. The RDF term would be used for both ExtractedLicensingInfo and License.
    • Will close on this in next week’s meeting.