Open Source Management: Fundamentals for Engineering, Legal and DevOps

The management of your open-source software can be divided into six basic areas, with responsibilities shared across engineering, legal, and DevOps.These focus areas impact open source license compliance, security vulnerabilities, code quality, and risk management while your organization scales its usage of open source.

The implementation of an automated Open Source Management Platform can streamline the management of your open source and give you a competitive advantage.

Open Source Management Fundamentals discusses:

Open Source responsibilities by department across the software development lifecycle (SDLC)

Open Source Management strategy

Open Source Management program implementation

Policies, processes, and tools for Open Source Management


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

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.