Hi Andrew,

 

we have the following process to establish license compliance internally:

 

·         We have a repository with a requirements.txt that lists whitelisted open source packages (including version numbers)

·         When a user wants to use a new open source package or a new version of an already whitelisted package, he creates a pull request for that repo.

·         If the reviewer considers that the license is OK, we merge the pull request and then use devpi-builder to automatically upload the whitelisted packages to an OSSWhitelist user/index (see https://github.com/blue-yonder/devpi-builder). The review is a manual process, as it is quite common that the package metadata is inaccurate. However, in practice it only takes about a minute, so the overhead is small.

·         We ensure that nobody can use an index inheriting from root/pypi from the production network

 

This process is not bullet-proof, but works pretty well for us.  Here is a talk where I provide some further details of our setup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re7dtwYy5sc

 

Best regards,

Stephan

 

From: <dev...@googlegroups.com> on behalf of Andrew Rothstein <andrew...@gmail.com>
Date: Thursday 11 August 2016 at 22:01
To: devpi-dev <dev...@googlegroups.com>
Subject: [devpi-dev] license compliance check

 

I want to stand up a mirror to proxy/cache the python packages my team is using behind our corporate firewall. A scale challenge we're having is that when Bob wants to use package X, we need to validate that all of package X's dependencies are published under one of a finite set of compliant OSS licenses. Any recommendations how to be more automated about this? Is this a feature of devpi that I just haven't stumbled upon yet? Is there a best practice for implementing this at a step prior to injection into the index? Any pointers/tips/recommendations welcome.

 

Thanks, Andrew

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