FOSSology Alternatives

    FOSSology is described as 'open source license compliance software system and toolkit. As a toolkit you can run license, copyright and export control scans from the command line. As a system, a database and web ui are provided to give you a compliance workflow'. There are more than 10 alternatives to FOSSology for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based and SaaS. The best alternative is FOSSA, which is free. Other great apps like FOSSology are ScanCode (Free, Open Source), Ninka (Free, Open Source), Slic (Free, Open Source) and Licensee (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 17, 2019

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      FOSSA offers automated license scanning, dependency analysis and reports at each commit. Get a process up an running in 60 seconds, without slowing down development.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      ScanCode is a tool to scan code and detect licenses, copyrights and more. This open source code scanning tool helps you find and discover open source and third-party components in your code.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Ninka is a lightweight license identification tool for source code. It is sentence-based, and provides a simple way to identify open source licenses in a source code file. It is capable of identifying several dozen different licenses (and their variations).
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Slic scans a codebase and identifies the license of each file. It can be extended to identify new licenses or change its detection of existing ones.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Detect what license a project is distributed under.
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      • Windows
      • Linux
      Protecode Compact is a full-featured software analysis and license management tool.
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    1. WhiteSource is the leading solution for agile open source security and license compliance management. It integrates with your development environments and DevOps pipeline to detect open source libraries with security or compliance issues in real-time.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      OSS Deep Discovery scans source code as well as binaries to identify open source software and licenses, even when the open source code has been copied or modified.
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    2. Black Duck Protex integrates with existing development tools to automatically scan, discover, and identify software origins.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • GitHub
      • Azure DevOps
      • Microsoft Visual Studio
      WhiteSource Bolt is a FREE tool that scans all of your projects to detect vulnerable open source components. It provides actionable remediation paths to enable a quick fix. Available on Github & Azure DevOps Marketplaces: bolt.whitesourcesoftware.com.
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