In 2011 the LTSI-project was launched to identify and reduce duplicate work being done by vendors. We are now 4.5 years into the process and we wanted to see how well we are doing and specifically have the following questions answered:
To answer these questions we enhanced the techniques powering the original Yaminabe project (the research that prompted us to start LTSI). These new methods allow us to make comparisons of source code to a Git forest (all branches in many Git trees).
In this talk we will explain the techniques that are used, the design decisions that we made and results we obtained using these methods and what they mean and (hopefully) answer the questions that we asked ourselves.