Technical Team/Minutes/2015-11-10

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November 10, 2015


  • Gary O'Neall
  • Yev Bronshteyn
  • Bill Schineller
  • Kate Stewart
  • Scott Sterling
  • Matt Germonprez
  • Michael Herzog


  • Proposal located at
  • Reviewed latest proposal
  • Snippet Names
    • Argument for name
      • Consistency with other SPDXItems and SPDXElements
      • Makes it easier for tools developers to common code if the model was consistent
      • It is possible that some of the snippets will be popular enough that a name makes sense
    • Arguments against name
      • No strong use case where comments could be applied to solve the use cases
    • It is important that it is optional
    • Agreed on the call leaving name in
    • Agreed it should be optional
    • Updated text for the intent to include consistency as one of the reasons
  • Review Snippet Comments
    • Agreed that it is fine - consistent with other use of comments
  • Discussed Olivier's comments on Snippets
    • We should make sure it is clear that Snippets are optional
    • The first statement in Snippets makes it sound like it is required
    • Suggest updating the first statement: "Optional", "when a snippet can be cleanly identified"
    • Updated first couple sentences in proposal
    • Follow-up with legal team to make sure the snippet use case is a valid use case
    • Use the JavaScript mash-up example - does not require interpretation
    • Kate has the action from General meeting to follow-up with Oliver
    • Gary will follow-up with Kate
  • No other snippet items were reviewed - Propose this as a candidate