Implement Best Practices
Open source software (OSS) empowers developers to increase innovation, efficiency and competitiveness. As open source becomes more and more pervasive, the need for governance and compliance solutions increases exponentially. Gartner predicts that by 2014, "50% of Global 2000 organizations will experience technology, cost and security challenges due to a lack of open source governance" and through 2015, "less than 50% of IT organizations will have effective open source governance programs in place."
Poor OSS governance can expose organizations to potential quality and business risks, putting organizations and their software assets in a vulnerable position. As such, it is more important than ever to ensure developers use approved and supported code. To protect themselves, organizations need a governance approach that covers each phase of the process, from acquisition to approval, cataloging, auditing and monitoring.
Your governance approach should cover each phase of the process from acquisition to approval, cataloging, auditing and monitoring post release.
Black Duck Solutions
With over a decade of experience, Black Duck provides software and consulting to deliver end-to-end solutions for open source adoption, management, governance and compliance while connecting development teams to critically important open source resources and communities. The Black Duck® Suite is a comprehensive set of governance and compliance automation tools that enable development organizations to harness the power of open source technologies and methods.
Olliance Consulting, a division of Black Duck, offers open source governance, policy and strategy consulting services to help you achieve your business objectives.
Ohloh, a free community resource, is the most comprehensive public directory of open source software and the contributors who create and maintain it. Ohloh Code is a publicly available, free code search engine indexing more than 10 billion lines of code.