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Final Thesis: Modeling FLOSS Dependencies in Products

Abstract: As the software industry grows fast, the competition to produce high-quality software as quickly as possible, made the reusability of Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) famous, but with features come challenges and risks. The main issue with FLOSS is license compliance among the system’s different FLOSS components; therefore, license compliance tools arise, trying to avoid and solve the problem. This thesis investigates the license compliance tools to find how these products model the FLOSS dependencies. The need for a unified model is significant to reach a fully automated method to decide FLOSS components’ usability without any issues.

Keywords: FLOSS, FLOSS Governance, Product Model, License Compliance, Component Dependencies

PDF: Master Thesis

Reference: Abdullah Al Samman. Modeling FLOSS Dependencies in Products. Master Thesis. Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg: 2020.