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Open Source Governance & Compliance

AdvantagesOpen source software (OSS) enables developers to reduce costs, improve efficiency, speed innovation, and drive competitive advantage.

As open source continues to become more pervasive, the need for governance and compliance increases exponentially, making it more important than ever to ensure developers use approved and supported code.

Why Open Source Governance and Compliance Are Critical

 
By 2016, at least 95 percent of IT organizations will leverage nontrivial elements of open source technology in their mission-critical IT portfolios, and fewer than 50 percent of organizations will have implemented an effective strategy for procuring and managing open source."
–Gartner

Poor open source governance can expose organizations to potential legal, quality, and business risks, putting a company's software assets in a vulnerable position. Uncontrolled use of open source can introduce code that does not comply with corporate policies, contains security vulnerabilities, is not properly licensed, or introduces bugs that are costly and time-consuming to fix.

To avoid these risks, organizations must develop policies and procedures based on best practices, establish governance programs to enforce these policies, and then automate the management of open source component usage.

A Logistical Approach to Open Source Governance And Compliance

A comprehensive approach to open source governance and compliance should encompass each phase of a company's development lifecycle process: from acquisition and approval, to cataloging and monitoring, all the way through code delivery.

Choose

Choose

Scan

Scan

Approve

Approve

Inventory

Inventory

Secure

Secure

Deliver

Deliver

 

Automate Open Source Governance And Compliance With Black Duck Solutions

The Black Duck Suite, our end-to-end OSS Logistics solution, automates open source governance and compliance, while continually monitoring for security vulnerabilities to enable organizations to speed innovative development, reduce costs, and ensure application security.

Integrations

The Black Duck Suite provides seamless integration
with your existing development ecosystem

  • Integrated Development Environments (IDEs)
  • Build and Continuous Integrations (CI) Tools
  • Reporting Systems
  • Binary Repository Management Systems
  • Issue tracking Systems
 

The Most Comprehensive Open Source KnowledgeBase

The Black Duck® KnowledgeBase™ is the industry’s most comprehensive database of open source project information. The Black Duck KB includes over ten years' worth of data, more than 1 million software projects from more than 8,500 sites, and detailed data for more than 2,400 unique licenses, including vulnerabilities, full license text and dozens of encoded attributes and obligations for each license. New open source project versions and meta data are continually added in to the KnowledgeBase.

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