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Open source compliance
Incremental compliance is the idea that you need to ensure compliance of whatever source code changes took place between the initial compliant baseline and the current version.

How to Maintain Open Source Compliance After Code Changes

The previous article in this series covered how to establish a baseline for open source software compliance by finding exactly which open source software is already in use and under which licenses it is available. But how do you make sure that future revisions of the same product (or other products...
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open source compliance
A successful open source compliance program involves establishing a clean compliance baseline for your product or software portfolio.

Establishing a Clean Software Baseline for Open Source License Compliance

One of a company’s first challenges when starting an open source compliance program is to find exactly which open source software is already in use and under which licenses it is available. This initial auditing process is often described as establishing a clean compliance baseline for your...
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Open source compliance
The open source license compliance ebook from The Linux Foundation shares some of the best ways to communicate open source compliance policies both internally and externally.

How to Raise Awareness of Your Company’s Open Source License Compliance

Communication is one of the seven essential elements to ensure the success of open source license compliance activities. And it’s not enough to communicate compliance policies and processes with executive leadership, managers, engineers, and other employees. Companies must also develop external...
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Compliance streamlined
Creating a streamlined program can help companies overcome challenges in establishing their open source compliance program.

Basic Rules to Streamline Open Source Compliance For Software Development

The following is adapted from The Linux Foundation’s e-book, Open Source Compliance in the Enterprise, by Ibrahim Haddad, PhD. Companies will almost certainly face challenges establishing their open source compliance program. In this series of articles, based on The Linux Foundation’s e-book, Open...
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software portal
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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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: 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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