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A Look at the Linux Foundation Self Assessment Checklist

Nov 03, 2010, 11:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier)

" This week the Linux Foundation has unveiled the Self-Assessment Checklist (SAC) as part of the Open Compliance Program (OCP) announced earlier this year. If your organization is involved in working with open source software, you'll want to take a closer look.

"The Linux Foundation's checklist is a set of best practices to ensure that your organization, or its suppliers, are complying with licensing requirements. The checklist covers several areas, such as compliance management, training, business processes, and more.

"If you felt a little snooze coming on the minute you read the word "compliance," relax. The SAC is relatively painless, and an effective short checklist to help shape policies to ensure that they're meeting the requirements of the open source licenses in use."

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