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Open Compliance Training Data Sheet

The Linux Foundation Understanding what must be done to comply with license obligations takes knowledge and discipline. Companies achieve complete compliance only through a comprehensive process of...
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Generic OSRB Contribution Form

The Linux Foundation This document – Generic Open Source Review Board Contribution Form – is part of the free resources made available by The Linux Foundation OCP. It offers a template for the...
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Publishing Source Code for FOSS Compliance: Lightweight Process and Checklists

Ibrahim Haddad (Ph.D.), The Linux Foundation The Open Compliance Program now offers comprehensive training, educational materials, compliance tools, an online community (FOSSBazaar), a best...
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Generic FOSS Policy

The Linux Foundation Companies using FOSS often create a company-wide policy to ensure that all staff is informed of how to use FOSS (especially in products), to maximize the impact and benefit of...
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Yocto Project - Big in Embedded Linux

Author: Rudolf Streif, The Linux Foundation The Yocto Project is a collaboration project providing a coherent toolset to help developers create custom Linux-based systems for embedded products....
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Linux Kernel Development: How Fast it is Going, Who is Doing It, What They are Doing, and Who is Sponsoring It [2012]

This is the fourth update of the annual report on Linux kernel development. It covers development through the 3.2 release, with an emphasis on the releases 2.6.36 to 3.2. It was a busy period, with...
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A Template for Approval Request Form For The Use of Free and Open Source Software

The Linux Foundation This document is part of the free resources made available by The Linux Foundation Open Compliance Program. It offers a template for the Approval Request Form used by developers...
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2012 Linux Jobs Report

It is well accepted that the IT job market is a bright spot in otherwise uneven economies. In the United States, the unemployment rate for tech professionals is 3.8 percent, a vast improvement from...
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Open Sourcing Proprietary Tech Made Simple

As corporate participation in open source grows, many companies are discovering the advantages of releasing formerly proprietary technologies as open source. This article introduces a basic process...
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Upstreaming: Strengthening Open Source Development

Upstreaming is a term used to describe the process of contributing in-house source code modifications back to an open source project, with the goal of having them accepted and distributed in future...
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