Technical Team/Minutes/2016-04-26

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April 26, 2016

Attendees

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

SPDX Light

  • Follow-up on David Wheeler's request for the ability to use SPDX documents without the file by file details
  • 2.1 version of the spec helps some, but does not completely satisfy David's request
    • Text of the tag that specifies no file information included
    • Some additional information requested (see the email thread)
    • Yev will add as a bug to track

Review of April 5 actions

  • External ID's
    • Need to update the document to include the regular expressions for all included ID's
    • Split regex into 2 columns - field descriptions and regex
    • Kate will take a pass at the table
    • Bill will verify the regexes (e.g. no spaces allowed)
    • Move into spec

2.1 Spec

  • Kate will document spec
  • Review bugs - next week - request for homework - review your bugs prior
  • Will move to a new syntax for the SPDX spec on Git using AsciiDoc
    • Will generate HTML and PDF
    • Can move the tools over to GitHub as well
    • Supports translations
    • Same process used by Git Documentation

RDF terms inconsistencies in the relationship types

  • Yev will make sure there is a bug

RDF terms documentation not in Spec

  • Cardinality of disjunctive and conjunctive license terms
    • Already in spec based on the definition of license expression
    • Proposal to add the RDF examples or information to the license expression section
    • Alternative proposal - a separate section that describes the relationship between RDF and the expression syntax
  • Use of NONE and NOASSERTION
    • Disagreement on whether NONE or NOASSERTION can be used in an expression
    • Mark will follow-up on a presentation on license expressions - May 10 meeting
    • Request for real examples where NONE and NOASSERTION can be found in an expression