Technical Team/Minutes/2012-08-14

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  • Gary O’Neall
  • Bill Schineller
  • Brandon Robinson
  • Kate Steward
  • Kirsten Newcomer
  • Michael Herzog
  • Jack Manbeck
  • Marshall Clow
  • Ed Warnicke
  • Ibrahim Haddad
  • Peter Williams


  • 1.1
  • Legal update on Spdx Lite
  • 2.0 Use Cases

Legal Update on Spdx Lite

  • Can’t use the word “Lite”
  • See the minutes from SPDX legal: Legal_Team/Minutes/2012-07-25
  • Legal recognizes and supports use cases where license information for work in progress can be captured.
  • A follow-up action in the legal team to review the required fields.
  • Propose a follow-up discussion with both legal and technical team on Tuesday – Kate will follow-up.


  • Disconnect in how license references are added to extracted licensing information (Bug #1058)
    • Agreed to use ExtractedLicensingInfo and add “seeAlso” property
    • Gary will add seeAlso to ExtractingeLicensingInfo and check to see if there is any impact to the spreadsheet
  • Agreed to add the RDF for the License (bug #1037)
  • Agree to make the file name as optional (bug #1061)
    • Update spec
    • Update rdf cardinality
    • Update tools
  • Propose to leave sort order alone for license list (bug #1053) – Peter already updated the bug to wont fix.
  • Peter will update the RDF this week
  • All: should review appendix 4
  • Swap Appendix 3 and Appendix 4 – Kate
  • Kate will do another pass this Thursday

2.0 Use Cases

  • Yocto use case reviewed
    • The use case covers both the tools and the built image
    • Patches create an interesting dimension to the use case