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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."

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