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Tuesday, March 29 • 5:10pm - 6:00pm
An Unexpected Journey: Implementing License Matching using the SPDX License List - Gary O'Neall, Source Auditor, Inc.; Kris Reeves, Press Button LLC

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One of the challenges in open source license compliance is just identifying which licenses are present in the source code. SPDX has created a set of matching guidelines and a license template syntax to help tools match text against the SPDX license list. Kris Reeves will share his practical experience using the SPDX license list for identifying licenses in node.js and how it has led to improvements both in the SPDX license list and making the SPDX license list more accessible for contributors. We will discuss how you can review and make contributions to the SPDX license matching syntax. We will also discuss how you can use the SPDX license list in your own software tools using some of the new formats available on spdx.org/licenses.

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Gary O’Neall

CEO, Source Auditor Inc.
Source Auditor was co-founded by Gary O’Neall, where he also serves as the Chief Technology Officer and as a Principal Consultant.  He has served for over 20 years in a wide variety of technology management roles in F500 companies like HP and Motorola, and in smaller startups like... Read More →

Kris Reeves

Press Button LLC

Tuesday March 29, 2016 5:10pm - 6:00pm PDT
Alpine Ballroom B