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Free (with strings attached): Keeping track of open source code

May 06, 2013, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])

The most attractive aspects of open-source software can also be the most problematic: It's free and it's just a click away.

That means just about anyone in the office can introduce open source code into the company's IT infrastructure.

It's tempting for users to think, "It's free, so no big deal. IT won't be billed for it." But IT still has to manage open-source software -- and that can't happen if IT doesn't know it's there.

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