FOSSology Project: Update and Discussion

Author: Bob Gobeille, Hewlett-Packard
 
The FOSSology project is an open source compliance toolset that includes license and copyright scanning. Every file submitted to the system is saved in a file repository, scanned for licenses, copyrights and other data, with the results saved in a database. The database and file repository build a storehouse of information for future scans and data mining. Results are viewable with a web browser. This white paper reviews updates to FOSSology culminating in the current Version 1.4.1 of the toolset. Additions over the last year include file tagging, multiple file uploads from an ftp site, improved contributor scans (copyrights, emails, URLs), and a file comparison tool. Version 1.4.1 includes a simplified user interface, copyright report improvements, and much more. 

http://go.linuxfoundation.org/fossology-update-and-discussion

August 2011
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