FOSSology paper from MSR08

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A paper on FOSSology ( was accepted to be published and presented at the 5th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories on May 10th in Leipzig, Germany. This working conference is Co-located with ICSE 2008, IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering

By its nature, the availability of FOSS has given computer
scientists a large body of software and software projects to
analyze. By having available source, version control system
metadata, and open project communities, much can be learned
about a software project, software development and collaborative
project development. The goal of the FOSSology project is to
create a public, open source software repository, together with
tools to facilitate analysis, storage, and sharing of open source
software and its metadata. FOSSology does license detection