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Open source development revolution
In the past, software products were largely developed in-house. Now we are repeatedly downloading code from the Internet to evaluate, prototype, and integrate. We only code the parts that are truly unique to our application.

6 Operational Challenges to Using Open Source Software

In today's rapidly evolving markets, companies that consistently innovate, most quickly and at the least cost, will win. And, as you’ve seen in our ongoing series, using Open Source Software (OSS) enables rapid, low-cost innovation. But it can also introduce operational challenges and legal risks...
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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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Workstation Security Checklist
In this series, we’ll lay out a set of baseline recommendations for Linux workstation security. This article covers some considerations you should weigh when choosing a distribution.

4 Security Steps to Take Before You Install Linux

Learn how to work from anywhere and keep your data, identity, and sanity. DOWNLOAD NOW Systems administrators who use a Linux workstation to access and manage IT infrastructure -- whether from home or at work --  are at risk of becoming attack vectors against the rest of the infrastructure. In this...
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Workstation Security Checklist
In this series, we’ll lay out a set of baseline recommendations for Linux workstation security. This article covers some considerations you should weigh when choosing a distribution.

3 Security Features to Consider When Choosing a Linux Workstation

Learn how to work from anywhere and keep your data, identity, and sanity. DOWNLOAD NOW If your systems administrators are remote workers, you may wish to establish a set of guidelines to help ensure that their workstations pass core security requirements. This will help reduce the risk that they...
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Open source cloud
Here are some of the very best free guides to popular, open cloud-centric tools, ranging from OpenStack to ownCloud:

Master the Open Cloud with Free, Community-Driven Guides

One of the common criticisms of open source in general, especially when it comes to open cloud platforms such as OpenStack and ownCloud, is lack of truly top-notch documentation and training resources. The criticism is partly deserved, but there are some free documentation resources that benefit...
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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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Security fundamentals
This excerpt from the Security Fundamentals training course covers nmap -- another essential tool for troubleshooting and discovering information about the network and services.

Linux Security Fundamentals Part 5: Introduction to tcpdump and wireshark

Start exploring Linux Security Fundamentals by downloading the free sample chapter today. DOWNLOAD NOW In this exercise, we learn about two of the most useful tools for troubleshooting networks. These tools will show what is happening as network traffic is transmitted and received. The tools are...
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Linux Foundation Releases Business Open Source Basics Ebook

Want to know how your business can get the most from open source? This free ebook can help. Developers know that open source is great. Even Microsoft is now on the open-source bandwagon. But, outside of the IT department, many companies don't understand why and how open source can help their...
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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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