Technical Team/Minutes/2017-09-12

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Sept. 12, 2017


  • Gary O’Neall
  • Kate Stewart
  • Uday Shankar
  • Thomas Steenbergen
  • Alexios Zavras

Views on SPDX Documents

  • Discussed the SPDX document views.
  • See the “Thomas: Add data “views” to the specification “topic in for details on this and previous discussions on the topic
  • Agreed on the call to have the views be a separate enhancement from the profiles
  • Left open two possible proposals for discussion next week:
    • Create a new document type “SpdxViewDocument” which has a mandatory reference to the detailed SPDX document. All other fields are the same as an SPDX document except they are optional.
      • Pros: Easy to identify a view document, can easily specify the mandatory and optional fields in the RDF Schema
      • Cons: Would duplicate the SPDX document schema and create some maintenance challenges for the spec.
    • Add a relationship “SpdxDocumentViewOf” which would apply at the document level. If this relationship is present, only the document level properties would be mandatory.
      • Pros: Simple addition to the spec
      • Cons: Mandatory fields could not be specified in the RDF Schema since it is conditional on the presence of a relationship