OSS Discovery: Find installed open source software

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OSS Discovery is an open source tool that finds installed open source software. It can be used to inventory open source software across an enterprise or on a single computer. Using OSS Discovery, individuals and companies can easily contribute data about how much open source software is being used to The Open Source Census.

Most enterprises are using open source software in many areas of their business. However, open source typically bypasses traditional procurement processes, making it difficult for companies to accurately inventory their open source usage. OSS Discovery was created to solve this problem. It helps enterprises easily create an inventory of installed open source software. This inventory, enables enterprises to:

  • Develop support and maintenance plans

  • Comply with open source licenses

  • Measure and communicate the benefits of open source software

  • Find opportunities to use more open source software