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9 Open Source License Management Rules for Startups

Open source software can be a double-edged sword for startups. It can be a startup's lifeblood, because it helps you innovate rapidly without starting from scratch. But, as they say, open source software is free like a puppy is free: The true cost of open source software is obeying open source...
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Don’t Miss These Free Guides to Running a Successful Open Source Program

At organizations of all types, launching and maintaining successful open source programs has become a business priority. A strong open source program office helps to ensure that open source is supported, nurtured, shared, explained, and leveraged. With such an office, organizations can establish...
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An Economically Efficient Model for Open Source Software License Compliance

"The Compliance Industrial Complex" is a term that evokes dystopian imagery of organizations engaging in elaborate and highly expensive processes to comply with open source license terms. As life often imitates art, many organizations engage in this practice, sadly robbing them of the many benefits...
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Lars Kurth
Lars Kurth explains what he will be covering in his upcoming talks at Open Source Summit in Los Angeles.

A Realistic Approach to Mixing Open Source Licenses

At the upcoming Open Source Summit in Los Angeles, Lars Kurth, director of Open Source Solutions at Citrix and chair of the Advisory Board of the Xen Project at The Linux Foundation, will be delivering a wealth of practical advice in two conference talks. The first talk is “Mixed License FOSS...
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The Roadmap for Successfully Managing Open Source Software Vulnerabilities and Licensing

By Jeff Luszcz, Vice President of Product Management at Flexera Software If Heartbleed has taught us anything, it’s that third-party security and compliance risks are dangerously threatening the integrity of the softwaresupply chain. As you may know, the majority of organizations use more open ...
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Open Compliance Summit

The Open Compliance Summit is an exclusive 2-day event for Linux Foundation members and select invitees. Open Compliance Summit aims to increase collaboration among summit participants in the area of open source legal compliance. 
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EdgeX Foundry -- a new project from The Linux Foundation -- is building a common open framework for IoT edge computing. Industry heavyweights are taking notice.

This Week in Open Source News: Aerospace Industry Opens Up, New EdgeX Foundry Project Supported by IoT Industry & More

This week in open source and Linux news, open source Cosmos project is taking over aerospace, EdgeX Foundry IoT project announced this week by The Linux Foundation & more! Read on to keep your open source knowledge current. 1) Open Source Project "Cosmos" is opening up the traditionally...
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Open Source Groups Provide New Licensing Resources

Newcomers to free and open source software (FOSS) might be bewildered by the variety of licenses that dictate how users can use community offerings. For example, the Open Source Initiative lists nine "popular licenses" and Wikipedia lists dozens more coming in a variety of flavors for different...
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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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