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Wednesday, October 28

13:25 GMT

The State of Open Source Licensing Clarity (or the lack thereof) - Philippe Ombredanne, AboutCode.org and nexB Inc.
In an ideal world, the provenance and open source license of third-party software would be available as easy-to-discover structured data. 

We are not there yet!

We will review a detailed study on the clarity of licenses documentation practices in 5,000 popular open source software packages and infer the state of licensing clarity globally gained from the insights and statistics from the analysis of millions of package with ScanCode toolkit in the ClearlyDefined project.

And we will discuss what can be done to improve the situation. I will present the state of the license documentation clarity in the open source community at large through the lens of:

1. the introduction to the license clarity metrics we designed for ClearlyDefined and the ScanCode toolkit
2. the presentation of a study of the license clarity of 5000 popular open source projects across multiple programming languages and ecosystems
3. an overview of the statistics on license clarity across 10M packages

The take away for the participants will be a better understanding of where we stand in terms of license clarity globally, the discovery surprising and non-intuitive insights from our large study, and what can be done to improve the situation.

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Philippe Ombredanne

AboutCode.org and ScanCode maintainer, AboutCode.org and nexB Inc.
Philippe Ombredanne is a passionate FOSS hacker, lead maintainer of the ScanCode toolkit and on a mission to enable easier and safer to reuse FOSS code with best in class open source tools for open source discovery, software composition analysis and license & security compliance at... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2020 13:25 - 13:50 GMT
OS Program Office Management Theater
  OS Program Office, How to Vet the Viability of OS Projects

17:15 GMT

Leveraging an Open Source Project Catalogue to Select the Right Project - Marcel Kurzmann, Bosch.IO GmbH
As one of our tasks in the Open Source Office, we need to check Open Source Projects for their suitability of our company's corporate participation. In the course of these checks we collect a lot of necessary "public" information (e.g. URLs, CLA yes/no, ... ) that we currently try to document in a standardized way and reuse within the company. We see a potential to share and collaborate with other companies having the same interest as well as other interested parties that could reuse the data for different use cases. In the talk we would like to share our current metadata-model-ideas and our vision for a common Open Source Project Catalogue to make the life for Open Source Program Offices easier.

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Marcel Kurzmann

Open Source Officer, Bosch.IO GmbH
Marcel Kurzmann joined Bosch in 1997. After establishing the test-automation service team at Bosch Engineering and Acquisition Project Management in the automotive section he took over the Quality Management of Bosch Software Innovations in 2008. From 2015 he is responsible for the... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2020 17:15 - 17:40 GMT
OS Program Office Management Theater

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