Open Source License Compendium (OSLiC)


Enabling the Open Source community find a reliable way to achieve full license compliance

OSLiC: An overview

The Open Source License Compendium is an initiative of Deutsche Telekom AG.
OSLiC aims to create a reliable source of information on Open Source licenses, and helps members of the Open Source community use these licenses in a compliant manner. It made its first appearance at the Legal & Licensing Workshop 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, with further updates presented in Barcelona in 2016.

Why OSLiC?

Why reinvent the wheel... OSLiC offers a single reliable way to navigate through the jungle of Open Source Licenses, rather than having users search for the best specific solution repeatedly.

Over the years, as Open Source development gained momentum, the number of Open Source licenses has grown exponentially. In 2011, Open Source users at Deutsche Telekom realized that the community lacked a single and reliable source of information on the compliant use of OS licenses.

OSLiC seeks to address this gap. It provides developers, project managers, legal experts and others who might need such information, a single, reliable and easily accessible document to easily navigate the maze of Open Source licenses.
With OSLiC, members of the Open Source community now have the necessary information contained in user-friendly instructions (to-do lists) that explain how users can comply with the legal terms of usage surrounding Open Source code and tools, without having to become license experts themselves.

Amadeus and OSLiC

As an active member of Open Source License Compendium (OSLiC) since 2014, Amadeus is providing the OS community with a way to use open technologies in a compliant manner. OSLiC is now mandatory for all Amadeus developers working on open technologies, as these resources play a valuable role in ensuring that our Open Source development process is fully compliant.

Amadeus is also working on a sister project, OSCAd, a web-based form based on information from OSLiC.
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