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Wednesday, April 17 • 2:00pm - 5:30pm
SPDX Bakeoff - Scott Lamons, HP & Kate Stewart, Linaro

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In this working session we will do a deeper dive on the various tools (both open source and commercial) for producing and consuming SPDX 1.1. Bring your tools, bring your ideas for tools, and be prepared to roll up your selves and get your hands dirty with SPDX. In order to facilitate discussion and collaboration we encourage SPDX producers to generate SPDX 1.1 data files (tag-value format) for the following open source projects: Time v1.7 (a small package for the purpose of comparing SPDX output from different tools), Busybox v1.20.2Linux Kernel v3.8.1(optional), or any other open source package that presents interesting results or anomalies that should be discussed with the working group.

Before the session you may upload your data files to the SPDXbakeoff folder on Google Docs.  Create a folder with the name of your organization and deposit whatever files you have.

We will have several projectors in order to facilitate side-by-side comparisons of SPDX data and we might also have a shiny new tool for automatically comparing two SPDX files.

We hope to accomplish the following in this session:

  • Discuss and resolve different interpretations of the SPDX specification and data fields.
  • Share thoughts on matching guidelines with members of the SPDX technical and legal teams.
  • Identify and discuss bugs or gaps in the specification and ideas on how to address those in future versions of the specification.
  • Demo or discuss additional tools, resources, or best practices beyond the specification that will be required in order to promote adoption of SPDX.

This session will be of primary interest to SPDX tool developers, users of those tools (corporations and open source developers/projects), SPDX specification developers and other members of the SPDX working groups.

If you plan to attend we would appreciate having you drop us an email at scott.lamons at hp dot com and kate.stewart at linaro dot org.



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Scott Lamons

Program Manager, HP, SPDX Working Group
Scott Lamons works in HP’s Open Source Program office which is responsible for the companies’ open source policy, review process, and compliance related activities. He has been a member of HP’s Open Source Review Board (OSRB) since 2005. Over this time he has reviewed over 3000... Read More →
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Kate Stewart

Senior Director of Strategic Programs, Linux Foundation
Kate Stewart is a Senior Director of Strategic Programs, responsible for Embedded and Open Compliance programs. Since joining The Linux Foundation, she has launched Real-Time Linux, Zephyr Project, CHAOSS, and ELISA.

Wednesday April 17, 2013 2:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
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