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Samsung’s SmartThings website is the external portal for the company’s open source IoT software.

How and Why to do Open Source Compliance Training at Your Company

The following is adapted from The Linux Foundation’s e-book, Open Source Compliance in the Enterprise, by Ibrahim Haddad, PhD. Education and communication are two essential building blocks in any open source software compliance program. Both help ensure that employees, as well as others outside the...
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There are seven essential elements of an open source management program. We’ll cover them all in this ongoing series adapted from the Linux Foundation e-book, Open Source Compliance in the Enterprise.

The 7 Elements of an Open Source Management Program: Teams and Tools

The following is adapted from Open Source Compliance in the Enterprise by Ibrahim Haddad, PhD. A successful open source management program has seven essential elements that provide a structure around all aspects of open source software. In the previous article, we gave an overview of the strategy...
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7 elements
There are seven essential elements of an open source management program. We’ll cover them all in this ongoing series adapted from the Linux Foundation e-book, Open Source Compliance in the Enterprise.

The 7 Elements of an Open Source Management Program: Strategy and Process

The following is adapted from Open Source Compliance in the Enterprise by Ibrahim Haddad, PhD. An open source management program provides a structure around all aspects of open source software. This includes a strategy and processes around software selection, approval, use, distribution, audit,...
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Open Source Compliance
Open source compliance is more than just a legal department exercise; all facets of the company must be involved to ensure proper compliance.

Top Lessons For Open Source Pros From License Compliance Failures

The following is adapted from Open Source Compliance in the Enterprise by Ibrahim Haddad, PhD. In the past few years, several cases of non-compliance with open source licenses have made their way to the public eye. Increasingly, the legal disposition towards non-compliance has lessons to teach open...
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Open source management
Professional open source management focuses on minimizing risk and delivering the benefits of open source software. Learn more in this free webinar on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time.

Open Source Software Strategies for Enterprise IT

Enterprises using open source code in infrastructure must understand both the risks and benefits of community-developed software. Professional open source management is a discipline that focuses on minimizing risk and delivering the benefits of open source software as efficiently as possible. For...
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Open Compliance
The latest article in this series covers four common open source license compliance failures and how to avoid them.

4 Common Open Source License Compliance Failures and How to Avoid Them

The following is adapted from Open Source Compliance in the Enterprise by Ibrahim Haddad, PhD. Companies or organizations that don’t have a strong open source compliance program often suffer from errors and limitations in processes throughout the software development cycle that can lead to open...
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7 Notable Legal Developments in Open Source in 2016

A number of interesting and notable legal developments in open source took place in 2016. These seven legal news stories stood out: 1. Victory for Google on fair use in Java API case In 2012 the jury in the first Oracle v. Google trial found that Google's inclusion of Java core library APIs in...
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Open Compliance
The latest article in this series covers four common open source license compliance failures and how to avoid them.

3 Common Open Source IP Compliance Failures and How to Avoid Them

The following is adapted from Open Source Compliance in the Enterprise by Ibrahim Haddad, PhD. Companies or organizations that don’t have a strong open source compliance program often suffer from errors and limitations in processes throughout the software development cycle that can lead to open...
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Part 3 of this series on Open Source Compliance in the Enterprise covers the benefits of complying and the risks of non-compliance and discusses common ways companies fail to comply.

Open Source Compliance in the Enterprise: Benefits and Risks

The following is adapted from Open Source Compliance in the Enterprise by Ibrahim Haddad, PhD. There are several benefits to creating programs and processes that help companies and other organizations achieve open source compliance. On the flip side, there are many risks that companies face when...
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Part 3 of this series on Open Source Compliance in the Enterprise covers the benefits of complying and the risks of non-compliance and discusses common ways companies fail to comply.

Open Compliance in the Enterprise: Why Have an Open Source Compliance Program?

The following is adapted from Open Source Compliance in the Enterprise by Ibrahim Haddad, PhD. Traditionally, platforms and software stacks were implemented using proprietary software, and consisted of various software building blocks that originated as a result of internal development or via third...
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