Linux Foundation launches compliance programme

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open-compliance-programme.jpgAn open compliance programme has been launched by the Linux Foundation to help people using open source software comply with licensing, writes Richard Wilson.

The programme offers a Dependency Checker for identifying code combinations that are licensed as open source.

The Linux Foundation has also provided a Bill of Material (BoM) Difference Checker and a Code Janitor.

The Difference Checker is designed to help companies identify changed source code components, while the Code Janitor provides linguistic review, which the Linux Foundation says can identify comments left in source code that may reveal future products, product code names, mentions of competitors etc.

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