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Wednesday, April 17 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Tooling up for SPDX (Cont.) - Gary O'Neall, Source Auditor Inc.; Daniel German, University of Victoria; Matt Germonprez, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Sameer Ahmed, Wind River Systems

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There is a strong need for both suppliers and consumers of open source software to communicate the licenses, components, and copyrights associated with the open source projects in a consistent and accurate manner.  In response to this need, the Linux Foundation’s Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX™) working group released version 1.1. of the specification last fall. 

In this session we provide an overview of the current open source tools available which support SPDX including extensions to Fossology to support SPDX being done at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, the Ninka license identification tools developed at the University of Victoria, as well as other open source SPDX tools.  A survey of commercial tools supporting SPDX will also be presented.

For business, legal, or technical individuals interested in using SPDX data, this talk will provide a good overview of what tools are available.   For open source developers that are interested in supporting SPDX, building their own tools, or contributing to the SPDX tooling effort, this talk will provide a good overview of the existing software which can be re-used.


Sameer Ahmed

Senior Member of Technical Staff - App, Wind River Systems
Sameer Ahmed is a Sr. Member of Technical Staff at Wind River Systems. He has developed various cloud system applications including tools to generate and consumer SPDX data. Sameer is the technology lead of the SParts project and core blockchain ledger developer. Sameer has a Master... Read More →

Daniel German

Professor, University of Victoria
Dr. Daniel German is professor of Computer Science at the University of Victoria. His main area of research is open software software engineering. His interests also include intellectual property law and free and open source licensing and how it affects modern software developmen... Read More →
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Matt Germonprez

Associate Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Matt Germonprez is the Mutual of Omaha Associate Professor of Information Systems in the College of Information Science & Technology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He uses qualitative field-studies to research corporate engagement with open communities and the dynamics of... Read More →
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Gary O’Neall

CEO, Source Auditor
Gary is a contributor to the Software Package Data Exchange® (SPDX™) - a standard format for communicating the components, licenses and copyrights associated with a software package. Gary has contributed several open source tools which can be found at https://github.com/spdx/tools... Read More →

Wednesday April 17, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
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