Technical Team/Minutes/2016-10-11

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Oct. 11, 2016


  • Gary O'Neall
  • Yev Bronsh
  • Bill Schineller
  • Kirsten Newcomer
  • Scott Sterling

Update from LinuxCon

License XML

  • Completed a first pass of all proposed terms – notes are documented in the google doc at
  • Formatting tags conclusions:
    • Some of the formatting tags have semantics – such as ignoring bullets. These should be included in the RDF form of the license.
    • Some of the formatting tags are strictly formatting – such as br. These will not be included in the RDF, but will be used to generate the HTML.
    • We should use terms more human readable and different from the HTML tags – e.g. newline instead of br. 2 reasons – more human readable for those not familiar with HTML and they do represent 2 different problem spaces and should use distinct terms.
  • Syn conclusions:
    • Include a single XML file dictionary in release one in the output XML that can be used to lookup synonyms
    • Release 2, include a synonym tag in the generated XML. Reason: need to discuss if we can have license specific synonyms.
    • For RDF reference as a synonym language

Upcoming Meetings

  • Next week – results of the bake-off and FAQ’s
  • Week after next – Yev’s presentation