CLF Spec / Code Review Virtual Working Group 

(ARCHIVED - This group is no longer active. This page remains here for reference only.)

Document Workspace

JD Vandenberg - Working Group Chairman - email
Scott Dyer - ACES Working Group Liaison - email
Alex Forsythe - ACES Technical Lead - email
Steve Tobenkin - ACES Adoption/Comms Lead - email
Workspace Home:


This group is intended to address the following: 
  • Determine whether the existing CLF specification is sufficient to meet the needs of the ACES community.
  • Determine whether the existing code base for CLF is sufficient to meet the needs of the ACES community.


  • The existing CLF spec is sufficient but can be improved to better meet the needs of the ACES community and improve adoption.
  • The CLF code base should be updated to reflect the desired changes in the specification.

Group Norms

  • By accessing this site, you agree to abide by the following rules.
  • If you post anything, please set your Dropbox name to your actual name or a name we can reasonably identify
  • Please do not delete any entries, documents or lists on this site.   This site is read only by default.  Email the working group chair or staff technical lead if you need access to modify this page.

How the ACES VWG Process Works

If you’re new to our Virtual Working Group structure, please note the following:
  • Working Group Meetings are held on GoToMeeting 
  • Discussions are hosted on in the named VWG Discussions category 
  • Schedules, documents, to-dos, etc. are hosted on the named VWG workspace (i.e. you’re on the Workspace for this group: CLF Spec/Code Review)

Background Documents


Python Implementation 


Past Meetings

Meeting #5: Thursday, May 16, 9:00-10:30am PDT

Meeting recording [here]
The document that was reviewed and edited during the call: Google Doc - “Summary of Changes to S-2014-006 CLF”

Summary of outcomes/decisions:
  • Group reviewed the Google doc and agreed that it encompasses the changes desired for the CLF specification.