A Study on the Identification of Open Source License Compatibility Violations


KIPS Transactions on Software and Data Engineering, Vol. 7, No. 12, pp. 451-460, Dec. 2018
https://doi.org/10.3745/KTSDE.2018.7.12.451, Full Text:
Keywords: Open Source Software, license, License Violation, Compatibility, Association Rule Analysis
Abstract

Open source software is used in various ways when developing new softwares all around the world. It requires rights and responsibilities as a form of an open source software license. Because the license is a contract between original software developers of the open source software and users, we must follow it and extremely cautious to avoid copyright infringement. In particular, we must verify license compatibility when we develop new software using the existing open source softwares. However, license violation issues always occur and lead to lawsuits so that they are having an adverse effect on the open source software ecosystem. Thus, in this paper, we propose a method, OSLC-Vid, to identify license violations whether compatibility issues exist between open source softwares. The proposed method is verified by the experiments to detect actual license violation cases.


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[IEEE Style]
D. Lee and Y. Seo, "A Study on the Identification of Open Source License Compatibility Violations," KIPS Transactions on Software and Data Engineering, vol. 7, no. 12, pp. 451-460, 2018. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3745/KTSDE.2018.7.12.451.

[ACM Style]
Dong-Gun Lee and Yeong-Seok Seo. 2018. A Study on the Identification of Open Source License Compatibility Violations. KIPS Transactions on Software and Data Engineering, 7, 12, (2018), 451-460. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3745/KTSDE.2018.7.12.451.