Announcing FOSSology 1.2.0 Release
Jul 13, 2010, 19:08 (0 Talkback[s])
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" FOSSology is a Free Open Source Software (FOSS) project built
around an open and modular architecture for analyzing software.
Existing modules include license analysis, meta data extraction,
Copyright/URL/email scanner, RPM and Debian package analysis, and
MIME type identification. This open source software tool analyzes a
given set of software packages, and reports items such as the
software licenses used by these packages.
"More than simply reporting, "Package X uses license Y," the
FOSSology tool attempts to analyze every file within the package to
determine its license. The license report is thus an aggregate of
all of the different licenses found to be in use by a package."