Respecting the terms of the licenses that govern the software used by your organization is just as important when the licenses are open source as when they are proprietary.
Developers choose to use open source code to accelerate development, but manual open source management counters the time-saving advantages that drew them to open source in the first place. In an environment where software is deployed continuously, one-time checks for code quality, compliance, security, and other factors within open source need to be managed strategically.
In order to ensure that the benefits of open source are not outweighed by risks such as licensing compliance problems, poor code quality, or security vulnerabilities, organizations must manage their open-source code responsibly. This management is simplified by the use of automated tools to keep track of which open-source codebases and licenses your organization uses, real-time monitoring and auditing of security vulnerabilities and licensing compliance efforts, and the integration of open source management into the rest of your software delivery pipeline.
Building and Maintaining a Successful Open Source Management Strategy discusses:
Up to 90% of any piece of software is from open source, creating countless dependencies and areas of risk to manage. FOSSA is the most reliable automated policy engine for security management, license compliance, and code quality across the open source stack. With FOSSA, engineering, security, and legal teams all get
complete and continuous risk mitigation for the entire software supply chain, integrated into each of their existing workflows. FOSSA enables organizations like Uber, Zendesk, Twitter, Verizon, Fitbit, and UiPath to manage their open source at scale and drive continuous innovation.
FOSSA users benchmark 47% fewer false-positives by finding dependencies they actually rely on earlier in the SDLC.
Get 90% faster insight in your CI/CD workflows — an average of four weeks shorter compliance implementation time.
Only FOSSA delivers the most complete open source audit for IPOs and M&As plus 5% annualized engineering savings in the first week alone.