Technical Team/Minutes/2014-04-01

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April 1, 2014


  • Gary O’Neall
  • Bill Schineller
  • Michael Herzog
  • Mark Gisi
  • Scott Sterling
  • Jack Manbeck
  • Sameer Ahmed
  • Jeff Luszcz,
  • Matt Germonprez
  • Kate Stewart
  • Kirsten Newcomer


  • Review Collab Summit Results

Review Collab Summit Results

  • Need to add a link to Jack's instance diagrams presented at Collab Summit. Will put in the Use Case wiki page for the use cases it uses.
  • Need to capture the Wind River file relationships in the minutes

External SPDX element reference

  • Bill reviewed a writeup on the proposal (posted at XXX)
    • Decided that the uniqueness of the SPDX document name is required, but the exact format is not specified (e.g. they do not have to use the GUID).
    • Suggest best practice for using GUID's as a way of guarenteeing uniqueness
    • Suggest all docs end with .spdx (but not required)

Relationships and Usage

  • Are the current list of relationships and usage defined? - Not yet
  • Would like to make the relationships symmetric
    • Modifies and MofiedBy
  • Discussion of generatedFrom - is it the same as DerivedFrom? - not really, generatedFrom is more of a compiler use case. Could we use builtFrom? Decided to stay away from the term derived.
  • Reviewed Bill's instance diagram:
    • builtFrom
    • artifactOf
    • patchOf
    • upstreamBinary
    • exploded - don't like the term in general, consider "burst"
    • expanded
  • Debian has a policy manual that describes relationships
    • Suggestion to use the Debian term if it works
  • We should allow for user defined relationships
  • Sameer, Gary and BIll will write up one line descriptions for current relationship and usage proposals