What is a "bill of materials" for a piece of software?

<strong>What is a “bill of materials” for a piece of software?</strong>

What is a “bill of materials” for a piece of software?

A software Bill of Materials lists all of the open source and third-party parts of a codebase (SBOM).  An SBOM also lists the licenses that apply to those components, as well as their versions in the codebase and the status of their patches.  This makes it easy for security teams to find any licensing or security issues that might be related. A programme A bill of materials is a list of everything that goes into making a product. It comes from the manufacturing industry. Automakers, for example, keep a complete list of all the parts that go into each car. …
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