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FOSSology is an open source license compliance software system and toolkit. As a toolkit, you can run license, copyright and export control cans from the command line. As a system, a database and Web user interface provide you with a compliance workflow. License, copyright and export scanners are tools used in the workflow.
Analyzing open source license compliance requires expert knowledge. As a consequence the use of the tool requires understanding of license analysis porblems and how they are covered by FOSSology. This training will therefore provide the following elements:
The course allows and encourages to perform the presented functionality in a hands on manner. Attendees use their computers to directly perform presented tasks on their own FOSSology application. As an open source project, anyone can easily install FOSSology using a pre-built docker image from docker hub or vagrant / virtualbox on most platforms.
This course will be valuable to anyone concerned with and involved in Open Source Management, including operational and legal executives, software development managers, open source program managers and developers. It requires basic understanding of software licensing. If not, itis recommended to have performed the training Compliance Training for Developers (LFC191) available here.
About the Instructors:
The FOSSology Steering Team will administer the course.