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Open Source Governance & Compliance

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

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.

Black Duck - Open Source Governance and Open Source Compliance Services

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.

Additionally, Black Duck's consulting services offer open source governance, policy, and strategy guidance 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.

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