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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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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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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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SPDX Could Help Organizations Better Manage Their Thickets of Open Source Licenses

As open source becomes more pervasive, companies are consuming products that have open source components. Today you literally can’t use any piece of software that doesn’t have any open source code in it, making it very complicated for companies to keep a tab on what they are consuming and stay...
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Eben Moglen
Eben Moglen highlights the roles of engagement and education in building effective, ever-lasting communities and spreading users' freedom.

Eben Moglen on GPL Compliance and Building Communities: What Works

Software Freedom Law Center, the pro-bono law firm led by Eben Moglen, Professor of law at Columbia Law School and the world's foremost authority on Free and Open Source Software law held its annual fall conference at Columbia  Law School, New York on Oct. 28. The full-day program featured...
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