Weekend Project: Get to Know Your Source Code with FOSSology

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Nov 5, 2010 7:59 PM EDT
Linux.com; By Nathan Willis
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If you work with open source software of any kind — whether at work or as a volunteer — then you understand the importance of license compliance and keeping track of copyright ownership. But as a project grows, those tasks can get tricky, even when everyone is on the same page. That is exactly the problem that led Hewlett Packard (HP) to create FOSSology, an open source tool you can use to analyze a source code tree for this type of metadata and more. This weekend, why not set it up and dig into your source code — you might be surprised at what you find.

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