Open Source Repository and Dependency Metadata

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Andrew Nesbitt ; Benjamin Nickolls

<p><strong>What is in this release?</strong></p> <p>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.</p> <p>Further information and documentation on this data set can be found at</p> <p>For enquiries please contact</p> <p>This dataset contains seven csv files:</p> <p><strong>Projects</strong></p> <p>A project is a piece of software available on any one of the 34 package managers supported by</p> <p><strong>Versions</strong></p> <p>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.</p> <p><strong>Tags</strong></p> <p>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.</p> <p><strong>Dependencies</strong></p> <p>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.</p> <p><strong>Repositories</strong></p> <p>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.</p> <p><strong>Repository dependencies</strong></p> <p>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.</p> <p><strong>Projects with related Repository fields</strong></p> <p>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.</p> <p><strong>Licence</strong></p> <p>This dataset is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International Licence.</p> <p>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.</p> <p><strong>Access, Attribution and Citation</strong></p> <p>The dataset is available to download from Zenodo at&nbsp;</p> <p>Please attribute as a data source by including the words &lsquo;Includes data from; and reference the Digital Object identifier: 10.5281/Zenodo.1068916.</p>
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