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Wednesday, April 17 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Tooling up for SPDX - Gary O'Neall, Source Auditor Inc.; 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

Wind River Systems
Sameer Ahmed is a Member of Technical Staff at Wind River Systems. He has developed various system applications including supporting SPDX.  
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Matt Germonprez

Mutual of Omaha Associate Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Matt Germonprez is currently a faculty member at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Prior to joining UNO, he was a faculty member at Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Case Western Reserve University, and a Ph.D. student at the University of Colorado-Boulder. His research and teaching focuses on organizational participation in open source communities. This work has been funded by the National Science Foundation with a particular focus on teaching computer... Read More →
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Gary O'Neall

Founder and Principal Consultant, Source Auditor Inc.
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 http://spdx.org/tools. Gary O'€™Neall is responsible for product development and technology for Source Auditor Inc., a software and service company helping software companies manage the... Read More →

Wednesday April 17, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
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