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Wednesday, September 13 • 11:00am - 11:40am
Building Trust: Testing SPDX Generation Tools - Kate Stewart, The Linux Foundation & Philippe Ombredanne, nexB

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Having open source tooling that can generate SPDX documents is an important first step in automating detection and summarizing of the license compliance information found in source or binary code. However, how can you tell which tools are able to accurately detect what is actually in the source code? Due to the imprecise nature of the way developers express licenses, there can be a lot of variance. To build up trust in the heuristics used by tools, a curated set of common packages and associated reference set of SPDX documents have been created to provide a starting point for tools to self certify against. This talk will go through the criteria use to select the packages, and provide some preliminary results.

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Philippe Ombredanne

AboutCode.org maintainer and nexB CTO, AboutCode.org and nexB Inc.
Philippe is a passionate FOSS developer, contributor to several FOSS projects including the Linux kernel, AboutCode.org and a long time GSoC mentor. He is the CTO of nexB, a software company on a quest to find what is in your code offering both open source on open source tools and... Read More →
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Kate Stewart

Sr. Director of Strategic Programs, Linux Foundation
Kate Stewart is a Senior Director of Strategic Programs, responsible for the Open Compliance programs encompassing the SPDX, FOSSology, OpenChain, and other compliance and embedded related projects. Kate was one of the original founders of SPDX, and is currently the specification... Read More →



Wednesday September 13, 2017 11:00am - 11:40am
Atrium III

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