Open Source Compliance with Open Source Software

FOSSology is an industry standard tool for the end-to-end analysis of software components in a single web server application. It lets anyone, private persons, non-profit organizations, universities or companies scan source code for license information, copyright notices, export control relevant information and more.

Compared to many other license scanners, it has two main strengths. First it offers a high precision with few false positives. And second, it provide an efficient review user interface, because scanners cannot determine all licensing properly. FOSSology lets users auto-generate compliance documentation in a variety of data formats (DOCX, SPDX, XML, debian-copyright, text files, etc.).

FOSSology is an Open Source Software tool licensed under GPL-2.0 and a Linux Foundation collaboration project. Like any other OSS project FOSSology can be used free of charge (no license fees have to be paid). As a long-running Open Source project, FOSSology can easily accommodate evolving user needs, and offers opportunities for adaptation.

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FOSSology 2020 Projects

  • HastagAB
    Accelerating Atarashi
    Currently, Atarashi has 4 active agents types that use 9 different types of algorithms to find the similarity between license statements. According...
  • Darshan Kansagara
    Dashboard ( Python, influxDB, Grafana )
    FOSSology generates a large set of data that can be exported to the time-series Influx database and visualized with the help of a grafana dashboard....
  • Kaushlendra Pratap Singh
    Refurbishing Atarashi
    Atarashi scans for license statements in open source software, focusing on text statistics. Designed to work stand-alone and with Fossology. It...