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Software Life Cycle Management Standards by David Wright

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CHAPTER 4: INTRODUCTION TO THE SWID TAG

It is important to understand that classic tagging only indicates the raw functional model deployment in general. Therefore it may offer only part of the business rules of deployment in many cases since the overall licensing model, which may go beyond simple functionality, may not be detectable.

ISO/IEC 19770-2 software ID tag functionality

This part of ISO/IEC 19770 was developed in order to provide a software data standard for software/software component tagging. This is the process by which digital identification (SWID tag) is made to contain information about a given software configuration and the items or components it contains, so as to best facilitate deployed software identification and management. ...

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