Philippe Ombredanne

Philippe Ombredanne is a passionate FOSS hacker on a mission to enable easier and safer to reuse FOSS code.

He is the maintainer of ScanCode, the industry standard license detection tool and other open source tools for software composition analysis and license & security compliance at

Philippe contributes to several other projects including the Linux kernel SPDX-ification; the SPDX and ClearlyDefined projects, strace, several Python tools, and previously to JBoss, Eclipse and Mozilla. Philippe has been also a long time Google Summer of Code mentor and org admin. Work-wise, he is the CTO of nexB a company that helps software teams track what’s in their code with DejaCode, an open source governance and compliance dashboard.