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Schedule FOSDEM 2020
Legal and Policy Issues

DEBATE: Does Careful Inventory of Licensing Bill of Materials Have Real Impact on FOSS License Compliance?

UA2.220 (Guillissen)
Projects today often have thousands of FOSS dependencies. Since risk flows downstream in the supply chain; projects inherit and pass on the risks of all their dependencies. In response, licensing bill of materials tools often seek to push well-formed licensing inventory data upstream in an effort to ease downstream compliance challenges. At the same time, there has been a stark increase in license violations, especially, though not exclusively, on copyleft licenses. Is this approach to improving compliance working?

Affirmative position: Compliance at scale through tool-driven assembly of bills of materials is essential for FOSS

First Affirmative Constructive (1AC) = 7 minutes a. Cross-examination of First Affirmative by Second Negative = 3 minutes

First Negative Constructive (1NC) = 7 minutes a. Cross-examination of First Negative by First Affirmative = 3 minutes

Second Affirmative Constructive (2AC) = 7 minutes a. Cross-examination of Second Affirmative by First Negative = 3 minutes

Second Negative Constructive (2NC) = 7 minutes a. Cross-examination of Second Negative by Second Affirmative = 3 minutes

First Negative Rebuttal (1NR) = 3 minutes

First Affirmative Rebuttal (1AR) = 3 minutes

Second Negative Rebuttal (2NR) = 3 minutes

Second Affirmative Rebuttal (2AR) = 3 minutes

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