Upcoming Industry Talk on FOSSology by Michael Jäger of Siemens Corporate Technology

We will host an industry talk on “FOSSology” in FLOSS, our course on open source. The talk is free and open to the public.

  • by: Michael Jäger, Siemens Corporate Technology
  • about: FOSSology
  • on: June 12th, 2018, 10:00 Uhr
  • at: KS I (Cauerstraße 4, 91058 Erlangen)
  • as part of: FLOSS

Abstract: FOSSology is an open source license compliance software system and toolkit. As a toolkit, you can run license, copyright and export control scans from the command line. As a system, a database and Web user interface provide you with a compliance workflow. License, copyright and export scanners are tools used in the workflow. Analyzing open source license compliance requires expert knowledge. As a consequence the use of the tool requires understanding of license analysis problems and how they are covered by FOSSology. The presentation will therefore show the challenges in real world examples at license analysis of open source components. It provides an introduction how to use FOSSology for license analysis and how to cope with heterogeneous licensing and custom license texts.