March 10-12, 2020
Lake Tahoe, California
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Tuesday, March 10 • 12:20pm - 12:50pm
10 Million Packages Later: Open Source Licensing Clarity Solved at Scale - Philippe Ombredanne, Scancode Toolkit and nexB Inc.

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Because open source licensing clarity should be not be an issue, ClearlyDefined is solving license clarity and compliance issues at scale and for everyone by scanning and reviewing every FOSS project licenses. 10 million package scans later, learn the license ways and issues of key FOSS package ecosystems and discover in depth the state of open source licensing clarity with ClearlyDefined open data.

What if every the licensing of every open source package were clearly defined? The mission of the ClearlyDefined project is exactly that: help free and open source software projects be more successful through clarity in licensing.

How? by massively scanning for license and origin all the packages and then reviewing these scans one by one for accuracy in the open with a community of license curators (and with a bit of machine assistance too).

Join me to survey the licensing approach of FOSS package ecosystems (both for system/Linux distro and application packages) and review in depth the state of open source licensing clarity and quality using the ClearlyDefined open data set.

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Philippe Ombredanne

ScanCode maintainer, AboutCode.org and nexB Inc.
Philippe Ombredanne is a passionate FOSS hacker, lead maintainer of the ScanCode toolkit and on a mission to enable easier and safer to reuse FOSS code with best in class open source Software Composition Analysis tools for open source discovery, license & security compliance at https://aboutcode.org... Read More →

Tuesday March 10, 2020 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
Grand Sierra A/B