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Dataset Open Access Open Source Repository and Dependency Metadata

Andrew Nesbitt; Benjamin Nickolls

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  <identifier identifierType="DOI">10.5281/zenodo.808273</identifier>
      <creatorName>Andrew Nesbitt</creatorName>
      <creatorName>Benjamin Nickolls</creatorName>
    <title> Open Source Repository and Dependency Metadata</title>
    <subject>open source</subject>
    <subject>package managers</subject>
    <date dateType="Issued">2017-06-15</date>
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    <relatedIdentifier relatedIdentifierType="DOI" relationType="IsVersionOf">10.5281/zenodo.808272</relatedIdentifier>
    <rights rightsURI="">Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 International</rights>
    <rights rightsURI="info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess">Open Access</rights>
    <description descriptionType="Abstract">&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;What is in this release?&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;In this release you will find data about software distributed and/or crafted publicly on the Internet. You will find information about its development, its distribution and its relationship with other software included as a dependency. You will not find any information about the individuals who create and maintain these projects.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;Further information and documentation on this data set can be found at;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;For enquiries please contact;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;This dataset contains seven csv files:&lt;/p&gt;


&lt;p&gt;A project is a piece of software available on any one of the 33 package managers supported by;/p&gt;


&lt;p&gt;A version is an immutable published version of a Project from a package manager. Not all package managers have a concept of publishing versions, often relying directly on tags/branches from a revision control tool.&lt;/p&gt;


&lt;p&gt;A tag is equivalent to a tag in a revision control system. Tags are sometimes used instead of Versions where a package manager does not use the concept of versions. Tags are often semantic version numbers.&lt;/p&gt;


&lt;p&gt;Dependencies describe the relationship between a project and the software it builds upon. Dependencies belong to Version. Each Version can have different sets of dependencies. Dependencies point at a specific Version or range of versions of other projects.&lt;/p&gt;


&lt;p&gt;A repository represents a publically accessible source code repository from either, or Repositories are distinct from Projects, they are not distributed via a package manager and typically an application for end users rather than component to build upon.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Repository dependencies&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;A repository dependency is a dependency upon a Version from a package manager has been specified in a manifest file, either as a manually added dependency committed by a user or listed as a generated dependency listed in a lockfile that has been automatically generated by a package manager and committed.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Projects with related Repository fields&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;This is an alternative projects export that denormalizes a projects related source code repository inline to reduce the need to join between two data sets.&lt;/p&gt;


&lt;p&gt;This dataset is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International Licence.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;This licence provides the user with the freedom to use, adapt and redistribute this data. In return the user must publish any derivative work under a similarly open licence, attributing as a data source. The full text of the licence is included in the data.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Access, Attribution and Citation&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;The dataset is available to download from Zenodo at;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;Please attribute as a data source by including the words ‘Includes data from’ and reference the Digital Object identifier: 10.5281/Zenodo.808273.&lt;/p&gt;</description>
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