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Thursday, August 21 • 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Explaining and Accessing the SPDX License List - Gary O'Neall, Source Auditor & Jilayne Lovejoy, ARM

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The Software Products Data Exchange (SPDX) maintains the SPDX License List, a list of commonly found open source software licenses for the purposes of being able to easily and efficiently identify such licenses in an SPDX document. The SPDX License List has been referred to as the “gateway drug of SPDX adoption” due to its functionality that cuts far broader than just within SPDX documents. This presentation will provide an overview of the SPDX License List, recent changes with the release of version 2.0 of the SPDX specification, and how it can be used to describe license information for open source files. This talk will also describe various methods for users and tools to access the current and previous versions of the list, ranging from simply reading the license list on the website to programmatically accessing the license list information.

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Jilayne Lovejoy

Open Source Consel, ARM, ARM
Jilayne participates in various open source industry groups, including co-leading the legal team for SPDX. Jilayne coordinates and supports open source software legal issues at ARM, including training, compliance, and community work. In her spare time, Jilayne can be found riding her bike(s) or hosting the geeky podcast, FOSS+beer.
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Gary O'Neall

Founder and Principal Consultant, Source Auditor Inc.
Gary is a contributor to the Software Package Data Exchange® (SPDX'„¢) - a standard format for communicating the components, licenses and copyrights associated with a software package. Gary has contributed several open source tools which can be found at http://spdx.org/tools. Gary O'€™Neall is responsible for product development and technology for Source Auditor Inc., a software and service company helping software companies manage the... Read More →


Thursday August 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Sheraton Ballroom I

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