Open Source Software Compliance

Can you identify open source license information to ensure compliance to reduce business risk?


Canvass for Compliance

Our Compliance tool identifies OSS license and copyright information embedded in source code.  Improper usage of OSS can threaten a Company’s IP.  In addition, searching for and declaring OSS licenses and copyright statements are an integral part of  the due diligence process prior to a software release or acquisition of a software company.  The tool leverages a library of 400+ commonly used license text, scans source code for known licenses.  License Analyzer also scans code for copyright info, and author information. The tool mimics human reviewers and drastically reduces the burden of manual source code review.  Most large enterprises have large teams of people performing manual review, and Canvass for Compliance aims to assist them creating efficiencies and reducing costs.

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Open Source License Compliance is Critical

Canvass for Compliance is a software solution to identify open source software license and copyright information embedded in your source code. It has two primary features:

How does Canvass for Compliance Work?

License Analysis

Leveraging a library of 400+ commonly used license text, scans source code for known licenses, and determines if any of the license information has been altered and flags text that should be followed up with manual reviewed.

Copyright Parser

Scans source code for copyright information, and identifies and tags each individual component including names, company, email, etc. Compared to traditional keyword matching methods, this feature doesn’t require the need of copyright markers and can handle altered and misspelled text.

Canvass for Compliance: A New Approach to Open Source Scanning


Leverages unique artificial intelligence engine that intelligently scans source code. Accurately identifies license information while minimizing the number of false positives.

Secure Data

Secure Data We offer an on premise solution ensuring that your valuable source code is not up-loaded to another network keeping it safe and secure.


Underlying engine scans at lightning fast speeds reducing the source code review process. Fast automation of source code scanning will lead to efficiencies in the development and review process as well as lead to reduction in costs for your organization.

Big Data + AI

Big Data and Artificial Intelligence is ingrained in our company’s DNA. Our mission is to build unique products that help large enterprises solve difficult problems in open source software management.

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