[Incubator] Helping out with code/license reviews

Johan Van de Wauw johan.vandewauw at gmail.com
Mon Feb 23 23:09:11 PST 2015


It will be a lot of work for OTB -> it is large, and contains many
dependant libraries. We may have to limit the scope, eg check that the
ossim directory is identical to the version of upstream and skip
reviewing that in detail.

I actually had a look at much of the code last year, and I documented
some of the licenses at that point:
It is not finished, more a draft which worked for me.


On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 10:09 PM, Landon Blake
<sunburned.surveyor at gmail.com> wrote:
> Johan:
> I'm getting ready to do the Code Provenance Review for the OTB Project.
> Would you be willing to help with that?
> Please let me know, and I'll work with the OTB team to get something set-up
> for you.
> Thanks!
> Landon
> On Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 3:41 PM, Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Thanks Johan, any tool recommendations would be great.
>> --
>> Jody
>> Jody Garnett
>> On Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 2:24 PM, Johan Van de Wauw
>> <johan.vandewauw at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hello everyone,
>>> During recent discussions on the discussion mailing list and others I
>>> noticed that incubation could use some help.
>>> I have gained some experience in checking licenses when packaging for
>>> debian (I have removed files from saga (eg [1]) and libharu when
>>> packaging. Checking code for licenses became part of my second nature
>>> (eg [2]).
>>> So if there are any projects in incubation which could use some help,
>>> I'm available to help.
>>> It may also be worth pointing out that debian has some pretty nifty
>>> tools such as licensecheck (in package devscripts) and some lintian
>>> checks (when you create a package) that tend to help finding offenders
>>> without browsing all source (which still has to be done).
>>> Johan
>>> [1]http://metadata.ftp-master.debian.org/changelogs/main/s/saga/unstable_copyright
>>> [2]https://trac.osgeo.org/mapguide/ticket/2295
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