Debian Bug report logs - #711148
RFP: bat -- binary analysis tool

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: yoh@onerussian.com

Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2013 02:39:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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From: Yaroslav Halchenko <debian@onerussian.com>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: RFP: bat -- binary analysis tool
Date: Tue, 04 Jun 2013 22:38:03 -0400
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : bat
  Version         : 14.0
  Upstream Author : http://www.binaryanalysis.org
* URL             : http://www.binaryanalysis.org
* License         : Apache
  Programming Lang: don't know
  Description     : binary analysis tool - license etc. checks of binary blobs

The Binary Analysis Tool (BAT) makes it easier and cheaper to look inside
binary code, find compliance issues, and reduce uncertainty when deploying Free
and Open Source Software. It is a modular framework that assists compliance and
due diligence activities by using the same type of approach applied by
gpl-violations.org to discover issues in consumer electronics. BAT is available
for free under the Apache license so that everyone can use, study, share and
improve it.

BAT can open more than 30 types of compressed files, file systems and
media files, search for Linux kernel and BusyBox issues, identify dynamically
linked libraries and scan arbitrary ELF, Android Dalvik and Java class files
using a database with information extracted from source code to find out what
software is inside.

got to it while looking at recent LWN: https://lwn.net/Articles/552758/



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