With more and more businesses and organizations using and developing open source software–which can, among other things, be a big opportunity for cost savings–the need for knowledge about open source licenses and compliance is elevated. On the compliance front, the issues can become quite complicated, because many organizations are using open source components that they may or may not have high levels of awareness about. Fossbazaar has a good story out on resources for compliance, and we’ve provided many posts with information on compliance and licenses here at OStatic.
Fossbazaar’s collection of compliance resources begins with the Free Software Foundation, which we’ve covered on a regular basis. It’s a great resource for learning about where boundaries lie in open source, licenses and more.