DevOps and Open Source 101: The DevOps Role in Modernizing Open Source Best Practices

Tasked with automating developer workflow, the DevOps team has a growing amount of responsibilities — especially when it comes to ensuring that the open-source software used at a company is secure and compliant.

What you'll learn

Legacy tools destroy developer workflow by slowing down or freezing processes and requiring manual audits. By having an issue resolution workflow that can be integrated with CI/CD, you don’t have to stop developers from working or do one-off scans. It allows everything to be continuous and compatible with DevOps best practices such as Agile Method, CI/CD, automation, and security.

With each open source project, security and compliance need to be vetted. Security is an obvious concern, but open source license compliance is also essential because a lack of compliance to otherwise “free” open source tools can have a revenue impact when proof is required for enterprise sales, M&A, IPO, or distribution on application platforms.

DevOps and Open Source 101: The DevOps Role in Modernizing Open Source Best Practices discusses:

Modern software development practices and their reliance on open source

The origin and evolution of DevOps, and the impact of open source on the role

Deployment, continuous compliance, and risk management

Incorporating open source management into CI/CD

About FOSSA

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.

Use Cases

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Risk Mitigation

FOSSA users benchmark 47% fewer false-positives by finding dependencies they actually rely on earlier in the SDLC.

Continuous Compliance

Get 90% faster insight in your CI/CD workflows — an average of four weeks shorter compliance implementation time.

Due Diligence

Only FOSSA delivers the most complete open source audit for IPOs and M&As plus 5% annualized engineering savings in the first week alone.