Technical Team/Minutes/2017-07-04

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July 4, 2017


  • Gary O’Neall
  • Thomas Steenberg
  • Anna Buhman
  • Yev Bronshteyn
  • Kate Stewart
  • Philippe Ombredanne
  • Krys Nuvadga
  • Rohit Lodha
  • Alexios Zavras
  • Aleksandr Lisianoi

SPDX Spec Git Repo

  • Thomas has moved the SPDX spec over to
  • Automatically generates HTML on commits
  • Some problems remain
    • Linking to sections not working (limitation of markdown)
  • Gitbook used for publishing HTML
  • NPM package can be made available
    • Agreed that NPM package can be published
  • Discussed contributing and branching strategies
    • Three alternatives discussed:
      • Master is the current release, Develop branch used for development (default branch)
      • Release branches – 3.0, etc.
      • Only a master branch with pull requests used for any changes – would need to create maintenance branch
      • Agreed on having release branches – Kate will write up for review

Next SPDX Specification

  • Same model for listed licenses and non-listed licenses
    • Including the matching guidelines (template text)
    • Breaking the proposal into 2 separate proposals:
      • Remodeling the listed license and extracted licenses to have more common fields
        • Should also consider extracted licenses
      • Bringing some of the license XML input formats into the output formats so they can be reliably referenced by tools