Why companies that rely on open-source projects must insist on a strong, enforceable code of conduct
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Once derided and under constant legal attacks, open-source software is now a force in the tech industry with Docker, Hortonworks and Cloudera all being recent examples of how companies can thrive around an engaged community whose contributors help ensure that the core technology is up to date and contains the latest features.
But there’s another side to open-source technology that goes beyond the benefits of free labor and innovation from the many software engineers who choose to spend their free time contributing to a project.