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Building Trust in Open Source: A Look Inside the OpenChain Project

Open source software provides businesses with a number of benefits including cost, flexibility and freedom. This freely distributed software can also be easily altered by any business that is familiar with its source code.  However, licensing issues do arise which could present a major hurdle for...
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Simplifying and Harmonizing Open Source for More Efficient Compliance

Using open source code comes with a responsibility to comply with the terms of that code’s license, which can sometimes be challenging for users and organizations to manage. The goal of ACT is to consolidate investment in and increase interoperability and usability of, open source compliance...
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Open Source Compliance
This fully updated ebook provides detailed information on issues related to the licensing, development, and reuse of open source software.

New Ebook Offers Comprehensive Guide to Open Source Compliance

The Linux Foundation has released the second edition of Open Source Compliance in the Enterprise by Ibrahim Haddad, which offers organizations a practical guide to using open source code and participating in open source communities while complying with both the spirit and the letter of open source...
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ACT
The Linux Foundation has just launched an Automated Compliance Tooling (ACT) project to help companies comply with open source licensing requirements.

Open Source Compliance Projects Unite Under New ACT Group

As open source software releases and customer adoption continue to increase, many companies underestimate what’s involved with going open source. It’s not only a matter of volunteering for the encouraged, but optional, upstream contributions to FOSS projects, but also complying with the legal...
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Open Compliance Summit

The Open Compliance Summit is held annually in Yokohama, Japan. It provides an excellent opportunity for Linux Foundation Members in the APAC region to share knowledge around open source compliance matters and to build connections that streamline interactions between companies of all sizes in all...
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Why You Need To Understand Your Software Supply Chain

Every company uses software, obviously. There isn’t a technology industry keynote that passes without a besuited evangelist telling us that ‘every business is a technology business’ – and they may even pepper in the old ‘hey Uber has no cars, Amazon has no bookstores’ chestnut if they really want...
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SPDX
SPDX License Identifiers can be used to indicate relevant license information at any level, from package to the source code file level.

Solving License Compliance at the Source: Adding SPDX License IDs

Accurately identifying the license for open source software is important for license compliance. However, determining the license can sometimes be difficult due to a lack of information or ambiguous information. Even when there is some licensing information present, a lack of consistent ways of...
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How VMware Manages Open Source Code and Compliance

VMware is an active member of the open-source community, contributing its efforts to multiple projects and organizations. Helping to organize and lead VMware's open-source initiatives is the company's chief open source officer, Dirk Hohndel. In a video interview with eWEEK, Hohndel explains where...
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Compliance is Not Synonymous With Security

Along with the clear benefits to be gained from upholding the standards enforced by GDPR, PCI DSS, HIPAA, and other regulatory bodies often comes a shift toward a more compliance-centric security approach. But regardless of industry or regulatory body, achieving and maintaining compliance should...
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​ICANN Makes Last Minute WHOIS Changes to Address GDPR Requirements

The Board of Directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) struggled and sweated and with days left came up with a way to make the Domain Name System (DNS) and WHOIS, the master database of who owns what website name, compliant with the European Union (EU)'s General...
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