IT Manager’s Journal: Does Your Company Need an Open Source Compliance Program?

“Companies across the board are utilizing open source at an
unprecedented rate, sometimes without much internal visibility. Who
in an organization keeps track of open source adoption,
modification, implementation and terms of use? Without a formal
compliance program, business enterprises put themselves at risk of
unintended violation of open source licenses, inadvertent loss of
their own intellectual property rights, and contravention of
government regulations. Yet most companies today lack the policies,
procedures, and trained personnel to minimize the legal and
intellectual property risks of using open source…”

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