Technical Team/Minutes/2015-10-20

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October 20, 2015


  • Gary O'Neall
  • Yev Bronshteyn
  • Bill Schineller
  • Kate Stewart
  • Scott Sterling

Tools Update

  • Additional committer
  • Planning a release coming up - not too distant future, just bug fixes

SPDX Examples

  • Package Download Locations
    • Add external references guidance in 2.1
  • License List
    • How to refer to the license ID's in an external file
    • When/How to propose standard licenses
  • We need to capture the results of the last bakeoff and translate into best practices


  • Kate will post the link to the current proposal
  • Discuss week after next

External Identifiers

  • PackageExternalIdentifierTypes
    • Using unique ID - how do we handle the case when promoted to a listed ID
    • If 2 people specify two different unique URI's, how do we reconciled
    • We could include a list of other ID's in the table
  • Table headers were updated with new terms (see
  • Default Repository Location
    • Need to define the semantics that if no repository location is specified, the default is used
  • External Reference Identifier Example
    • Could be used as a pointer to define the schema
    • Could be from the repo where the actual metadata on the packages is stored
  • Proposal with the type being a URI is a concern
  • Concern on having any proposal with Other - may need more data
    • Agree that we will table the Other proposals and bring it back up after the rest of the External identifiers are nailed