March 6-8, 2018 - Sonoma, CA
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Wednesday, March 7 • 12:20pm - 12:50pm
REUSE Principles for Automating License Compliance Processes - Jonas Öberg, Free Software Foundation Europe

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The REUSE principles is a set of best practices for markup of licenses and source file headers which make it possible and easy to automate license detection. Building on the successful work of the SPDX working group, the REUSE principles make use of the same standard, but adds to it. Work on making the Linux kernel compatible with the REUSE principles is ongoing, but the standard applies generally and can be used by any software project to facilitate downstream compliance.

Coupled with the REUSE principles come a set of basic tools to "lint check" a source repository to validate if it's REUSE compliant, and tools to automatically generate an SPDX compatible bill-of-materials.In this talk, Jonas Öberg will give an introduction to the REUSE principles and outline some of the work in progress as the initiative moves from licenses to copyright, and lays the foundation for other tools seeking to automate the compliance process.

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Jonas Öberg

Executive Director, Free Software Foundation Europe
Jonas Öberg entered university with his mind set on being a maths teacher. After a year, he made the switch to software engineering, but carried over his passion for teaching that later saw him take on a role as lecturer in software engineering at the University of Gothenburg, S... Read More →

Wednesday March 7, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Sonoma Valley Room