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Thursday, December 6 • 16:20 - 16:40
FOSSology - Two New Approached for License Scanning - Maximilian Huber, TNG Technology Consulting GmbH & Aman Jain, Mercari

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Most license scanners are rule-based: Defined occurrences of text patterns let software identify a particular licensing in open source software. This approach is straight forward and easy to understand.

But there are two major drawbacks: first a license expert is required to define such rules. Secondly, since many licenses share common text portions imprecise license classifications occur.

In the FOSSology project, recently two new approaches
have been implemented: One approach is called Atarashi and uses information retrieval statistics about license texts and attempts to identify licensing statements based on computed statistics. The other approach named Rigel uses machine learning to understand licensing in source code, based on previously made clearing decisions.

This presentation covers the challenges of license recognition and explains how different approaches cover them.

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Maximilian Huber

Senior Consultant, TNG Technology Consulting GmbH
He is part of the Linux Foundation project FOSSology, as a committer and in the the Steering Committee. Further he is also involved in SW360, which is currently an Eclipse incubator project. He previously gave FOSSology related talks on the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit 2016... Read More →
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Aman Jain

Search Engineer, Mercari
I am currently a Software Engineer at Mercari, Japan. I graduated from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee as a Mechanical Engineer. Successfully completed Google Summer of Code project with Fossology. Winner of GEDigital hacakthon, winner of Shopclues hackathon and my interests... Read More →

Thursday December 6, 2018 16:20 - 16:40 JST
Conference Room 7&8
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