Open Source Governance & Compliance
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 OSS Logistics software to deliver end-to-end solutions for open source adoption, management, and compliance while connecting development teams to critically important open source resources and communities. The Black Duck® Suite is a comprehensive set of management and compliance automation tools that enable development organizations to harness the power of open source technologies and methods.
Black Duck Consulting offers open source governance, policy and strategy consulting services to help you achieve your business objectives.
The Black Duck Open Hub, a free community resource, is the most comprehensive public directory of open source software and the contributors who create and maintain it. Open Hub Code Search is a publicly available, free code search engine indexing more than 20 billion lines of code.