New Master Repository

Added by Bob Gobeille 2 months ago

The master FOSSology repository has been moved from sourceforge to github:

Make sure you update your git config

FOSSology 2.6.1 general release

Added by Bob Gobeille 2 months ago

FOSSology 2.6.1 general release is now available. Note that 2.6.0 was never announced due to the late discovery of a performance bug that effected large databases.

2.6.0-RC1 Available

Added by Bob Gobeille 3 months ago

The FOSSology team is happy to announce the release of version 2.6.0 Release Candidate 1.

  • monk. This is a new license scanner contributed by our friends at Siemens and TNGTech. Monk looks for complete licenses (as defined in the database) and reports the percentage match (see also License highlighting below).
  • License highlighting. Now when you view a license you can see exactly what was added or removed from a license. This works especially well with monk since monk scans for complete licenses (stored in the fossology database). But it also works to show you what snippet nomos matched to identify a license.
  • New license browser
  • fo_copyright_list can now list files that contain a copyright, or list files that do not contain a copyright.
  • fo_license_list has new options to exclude licenses (or directories)
  • Many new licenses added
  • Old bugs fixed, new ones added. see our issue tracker

Installation and upgrade instructions can be found at Install_2_6

If no critical issues are found in RC1 we hope to put out the general release on Sept 24.

Many thanks to Larry, Vincent, Johannes, Andreas, Daniele, Steffen, Paul, Oliver, and everyone who have filed bug reports, contributed code, documentation and made FOSSology a great tool.

2.5.0 now available

Added by Bob Gobeille 8 months ago

On April 9, 2014 we released 2.5.0.

See release notes at Release_Notes

2.5.0-RC1 Released

Added by Bob Gobeille 9 months ago

2.5.0-RC1 is now available.
See Release_Notes

We are hoping to release the final 2.5.0 on April 9. So if you find any bugs, please report them asap.

FOSSology 2.4.0 released

Added by Bob Gobeille 11 months ago

Jan. 15, 2014
FOSSology 2.4.0 released
See Release_Notes

FOSSology 2.4.0 RC1 released

Added by Bob Gobeille about 1 year ago

Dec. 17, 2013
FOSSology 2.4.0 RC1 released
See Release_Notes

2.3.0 released

Added by Bob Gobeille about 1 year ago

2.3.0-rc1 becomes 2.3.0 general release


Added by Bob Gobeille over 1 year ago

The FOSSology Project is pleased to announce FOSSology 2.3.0-RC1 (Release Candidate 1).

The source tarball used to build the packages can be found here (scroll down for packages):

Release Notes can be found at:

New Features

  • 2.3.0 contains a version of the license scanner (nomos) that can be built and run without installing the rest of fossology.
  • Search now includes license and copyright filters
  • You can now upload directly from GIT and Subversion

Issues Addressed

  • Many license scanner updates
  • Fixes for RHEL/Fedora dependencies installation
  • Fixed Edit Upload Properties so you can select different folders.
  • Many enhancements to testing and developers continuous integration system. This includes integrating nomos regression testing into CI.
  • Group management UI improved to be less confusing.
  • Folder properties can now be changed for other than the Software Repository folder.
  • Agents can now accept a -v option to return their version number.
  • apt-get purge now works correctly
  • over 100+ issues addressed (see issue tracker or above Release Notes link)

Unofficial install packages for RHEL, CentOS, Fedora, Debian and Ubuntu (32 and 64 bit) are now available for download from:

RPM Packages
Use the lines below to edit the baseurl in the /etc/yum.repos.d/fossology.repo file:




Debian/Ubuntu Packages
Use the lines below to edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file:

Squeeze 6.0 contrib
Wheezy 7.0 contrib

12.04 12.04 contrib
12.10 12.10 contrib

As always, please report bugs using our issue tracker on the project website at OR, write to the fossology mailing list at .

2.2.0 Released

Added by Bob Gobeille over 1 year ago

We are pleased to announce the official general release of FOSSology 2.2.0

The main changes are:

1) Stronger permissions can now restrict upload access.
2) We finished merging SPDX license names with our own (giving priority to the SPDX names)

More information can be found at:
Release Notes

For source installs, the new 2.2.0 tarball can be found in the usual place:

Debian and RPM packages can be found in their usual place:

Install information can be found on our System Administrator Documentation

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