Publications

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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Linux Adoption Trends 2012: A Survey of Enterprise End Users

The Linux Foundation, in partnership with Yeoman Technology Group, recently conducted an invitation-only survey of 1893 enterprise Linux users. The survey pool was comprised of The Linux Foundation...
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Open Source Compliance in the Application Development Space

Philip Koltun (Ph.D.), The Linux Foundation This white paper will take an objective, neutral look at app development today and discuss open source license obligations that must be considered by app...
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Establishing an Open Source Software Strategy: Key Considerations and Tactical Recommendations

In this article, we explore three basic strategies for organizations that utilize and integrate open source software in their products: consumer, contributor and leader. Download: Establishing an...
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Understanding the Open Source Development Model

This paper presents an overview of the open source development model. It discusses the typical progression from an idea to an implemented feature, and highlights some of the key characteristics of...
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Open Compliance Program Marks Its One-Year Anniversary

Philip Koltun (Ph.D.), The Linux Foundation The Open Compliance Program was established with the goal of boosting adoption of Linux and other FOSS by making license compliance ever-easier to achieve...
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FOSSology Project: Update and Discussion

Author: Bob Gobeille, Hewlett-Packard   The FOSSology project is an open source compliance toolset that includes license and copyright scanning. Every file submitted to the system is saved in a file...
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Making UEFI Secure Boot Work With Open Platforms

"Secure boot" is a technology described by recent revisions of the UEFI specification; it offers the prospect of a hardware-verified, malware-free operating system bootstrap process that can improve...
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Open Compliance Data Sheet

The Linux Foundation The Open Compliance Program presents a wide-ranging array of tools, training, and informative guidance to help companies comply with open source license obligations, with the...
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FOSS Compliance Practices for Supplied Software

Philip Koltun (Ph.D.), The Linux Foundation This white paper examines compliance practices needed when software supplied by a third party vendor is brought into the code baseline of a product to be...
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