Technical Team/Minutes/2018-10-30

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October 30, 2018


  • Kate Stewart
  • Gary O'Neall
  • Michael Herzog
  • Steve Winslow
  • Mathew Crawford
  • James Neushul


  • Japanese translation available
  • Need to figure out how to add to the translation to the repositories

Documentation for SPDX including SEVA

  • James provided a document
  • Produced from the XML document
  • Extension to allow security classifications for each element (e.g. confidential)
    • Uses ISM schema
  • Discussion on approach
    • Document in sections vs get experience with proposed sections prior to specifying
    • Document in sections first is the traditional approach for SPDX, may have “culture shock” switching to a more prototyping approach
    • Danger in specifying first – may create implementation challenges and may create specs that are not widely used
  • Discussion on scope and prioritization
    • Large scope – many new sections and properties
    • Suggestion to prioritize by importance and ease of standardization
  • Discussion on the modeling
    • Agreed modeling will be helpful
  • Plan going forward:
    • Next week Mathew will review some of the new sections/areas being proposed and help prioritize which areas would be most useful
    • Next week’s call will focus on the use cases / prioritization
    • In 2 weeks, Gary will propose an update to the model which will include the higher priority areas/sections