OSS Discovery is a free, open source software tool that helps companies find the open source software embedded in applications and installed on workstations and servers. OSS Discovery produces an accurate inventory of open source software, which helps enterprises better manage open source software usage and comply with policies, regulations, and licenses.
OSS Discovery finds thousands of commonly used open source software packages installed on a variety of operating systems. The versions of OSS Discovery available below scan for over 330,000 different open source packages. They can also be integrated with OpenLogic Exchange (OLEX).
Select a Version of OSS Discovery to Download
OSS Discovery Audit Edition is available for Linux, Solaris, Windows, Mac, and FreeBSD. Select the distribution that's right for you from the menu below. Please note the OSS Discovery Audit Edition downloads below are beta versions.
How to Run OSS Discovery Audit Edition
Before you get started, please take note of these important points:
Scans can take several minutes to several hours depending on the size and content of your project. You can continue to use your machine while the scan is running.
Scans on Linux/Unix will include all mounted shares.
FreeBSD users must, as root, create a symlink to access bash using the following command:
ln -s /usr/local/bin/bash /bin/bash
In a shell, CD to the directory where you extracted the scanner and execute:
./discovery --path ABSOLUTE_PATH_TO_YOUR_PROJECT_DIRECTORY
At the command line, CD to the directory where you extracted OSS Discovery and run:
discovery.bat --path ABSOLUTE_PATH_TO_YOUR_PROJECT_DIRECTORY