Article: Understanding and Complying with Open Source Software Licenses – an Intellectual Property Perspective

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Understanding and Complying with Open Source Software Licenses – an Intellectual Property Perspective

Open source compliance is not just for software companies. More and more business-critical tools take the form of mobile applications, downloadable software and web interfaces – from email and customer-relationship management to data analytics. These products may utilize open source components to varying degrees, even if offered as a proprietary offering.

What is Software?

Software is merely a compilation of instructions directing some sequence or action. These instructions are first written in some human-readable form, usually a programming language, known as source code.

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Article: What IT Leaders Need to Know About Open Source Software

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What IT Leaders Need to Know About Open Source Software

Whether they are aware of it or not, more than 95% of IT organizations worldwide use open source software (OSS) within mission-critical IT workloads. Furthermore, interest in open source continues to grow: Gartner predicts that more than 70% of enterprises will increase their IT spending in OSS through 2025.

IT organizations leverage OSS to gain cost savings, flexibility, and innovation benefits over homegrown or third-party commercial alternatives. Yet even as OSS proliferates across enterprise environments, many CIOs, CTOs, and enterprise architecture leaders lack a comprehensive understanding of its business value and use cases.

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Article: Protecting open source software by analyzing community behavior

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Protecting open source software by analyzing community behavior

To maintain the security of the Defense Department’s open source software supply chain, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants to create a dynamic and continuously updated OSS situational awareness capability.

The SocialCyber program aims to preserve an OSS project’s integrity and security by providing early warnings of weaknesses, impending project disruption, stagnation or collapse, according to a March 15 presolicitation.

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