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Fossology
To help celebrate Fossology’s 10th anniversary, we look at how the project makes it easier to understand and comply with open source licenses.

FOSSology Turns 10 – A Decade of Highlights

FOSSology turns ten this year. Far from winding down, the open source license compliance project is still going strong. The interest in the project among its thriving community has not dampened in the least, and regular contributions and cross-project contributors are steering it toward productive...
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compliance
The key to open source compliance is knowing what’s in your code, right down to the exact versions of the components, says Ibrahim Haddad.

Good Compliance Practices Are Good Engineering Practices

Ibrahim Haddad: It is true that open source software has to a large extent simplified the process of software procurement. The traditional procurement model for proprietary software has always been heavy on the front end, as it involves trial and evaluation, negotiation related to possible...
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License Scanning and Compliance for FOSS Projects: A Free Publication

Modern open source projects rarely consist solely of all new code, written entirely from scratch. More often, they are built from many sources. And, each of these original sources may operate under a particular license – which may also differ from the license that the new project uses. A new...
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Automated Compliance Testing with InSpec

Those who have been involved in converting a home-grown system to one in which strict compliance rules are observed knows the pain involved. Whereas previously a laissez-faire atmosphere ruled the day, all of a sudden, a rigid structure with many requirements and conditions regulate the...
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M&A ebook
This new ebook covers the open source audit process and highlights important considerations for code compliance, preparation, and documentation.

Open Source Audits in Merger and Acquisition Transactions: Get the Free Ebook

The influence of open source software on every aspect of business has been on the rise for years, and it should come as no surprise that its influence during merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions has grown as well. In particular, open source audits are part of required due diligence in M...
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Crossing a New Milestone in NFV: Open Source Verification of Commercial Products

As we kick off 2018, the OPNFV Compliance & Certification committee—the members driven body within OPNFV that defines recommendations to the Board for policies and oversight for compliance and certification—is pleased to announce the launch of the OPNFV Verified Program (OVP). The program is...
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Automated Compliance Testing with InSpec

Compliance is a valid tool for enabling or facilitating secure operation of any type of IT organization, which is what ISO 27001 [1], BSI Base Protection [2], and various other certification bodies claim for their customers. However, corporations often need to implement compliance rules for...
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Enterprise Roles in Open Source Compliance

No individual, no matter how adept, can successfully implement open source compliance across an entire organization. Keeping track of where and how open source code is used, approved, and shipped must be a cross-functional team effort. From core engineering and product teams, to legal counsel and...
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GDPR: 7 Steps to Compliance

The General Data Protection Regulation will come into effect on the May 25, 2018. GDPR offers a groundbreaking overhaul of rules first implemented two decades earlier, when the impact on the internet was a mere fraction of what it is today. For consumers, these new rules promise greater data...
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How OpenChain Can Transform the Supply Chain

OpenChain is all about increasing open source compliance in the supply chain. This issue, which many people initially dismiss as a legal concern or a low priority, is actually tied to making sure that open source is as useful and frictionless as possible. In a nutshell, because open source is about...
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