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Linux Foundation Releases New White Paper on FOSS Compliance for Suppliers

Jul 22, 2011, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"The Linux Foundation strives to provide relevant, useful guidance to organizations setting up their free and open source software (FOSS) compliance programs. Last month, we released a white paper titled "A Five Step Compliance Process for FOSS Identification and Review."

Now, we are releasing a freely available new white paper 'FOSS Compliance Practices for Supplied Software.' It examines compliance practices needed when software supplied by a third party vendor is brought into the code baseline of a product to be distributed externally. The white paper discusses requirements a company should impose upon its suppliers to disclose FOSS in their deliverables and to provide what's needed to achieve compliance. The paper also discusses steps a company can take to review and validate the FOSS disclosures made by its suppliers. In addition to those topics, the white paper addresses measures a company can undertake to assess its suppliers' compliance capabilities.

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