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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.

 

 


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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 →
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Matt Germonprez

Professor of Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis, University of Nebraska Omaha
Matt Germonprez is the Mutual of Omaha Distinguished Chair of Information Science & Technology and Professor of Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis in the College of Information Science & Technology at the University of Nebraska Omaha. He uses qualitative field-studies to... Read More →
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Gary O’Neall

CEO, Source Auditor Inc.
Source Auditor was co-founded by Gary O’Neall, where he also serves as the Chief Technology Officer and as a Principal Consultant.  He has served for over 20 years in a wide variety of technology management roles in F500 companies like HP and Motorola, and in smaller startups like... Read More →


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