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Understanding US Export Controls and Open Source Projects (2021 Update)

One of the greatest strengths of open source development is how it enables collaboration across the entire world. However, because open source development is a global activity, it necessarily involves making available software across national boundaries. Some countries’ export control regulations, such as the United States, may require taking additional steps to ensure that an […]

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Enabling Easier Collaboration on Open Data for AI and ML with CDLA-Permissive-2.0

The Linux Foundation is pleased to announce the release of the CDLA-Permissive-2.0 license agreement, which is now available on the CDLA website at https://cdla.dev/permissive-2-0/. We believe that CDLA-Permissive-2.0 will meet a genuine need for a short, simple, and broadly permissive license agreement to enable wider sharing and usage of open data, particularly to bring clarity […]

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Linux Foundation Announces Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) Industry Standard, Research, Training, and Tools to Improve Cybersecurity Practices

The Linux Foundation responds to increasing demand for SBOMs that can improve supply chain security SAN FRANCISCO, June 17, 2021 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced new industry research, training, and tools – backed by the SPDX industry standard – to accelerate the use of a […]

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What is an SBOM?

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) recently asked for wide-ranging feedback to define a minimum Software Bill of Materials (SBOM). It was framed with a single, simple question (“What is an SBOM?”), and constituted an incredibly important step towards software security and a significant moment for open standards. From NTIA’s SBOM FAQ  “A Software […]

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FINOS Announces 2021 State of Open Source in Financial Services Survey

FINOS, the fintech open source foundation, and its research partners, Linux Foundation Research, Scott Logic, WIPRO, and GitHub, are conducting a survey as part of a research project on the state of open source adoption, contribution, and readiness in the financial services industry.  The increased prevalence, importance, and value of open source is well understood […]

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TODO Group Announces 2021 State of OSPO Survey

The TODO Group, together with Linux Foundation Research and The New Stack, is conducting a survey as part of a research project on the prevalence and outcomes of open source programs among different organizations across the globe.  Open source program offices (OSPOs) help set open source strategies and improve an organization’s software development practices. Since […]

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The Linux Foundation joins Accenture, GitHub, Microsoft, and ThoughtWorks to Launch the Green Software Foundation to put sustainability at the core of software engineering

As we think about the future of the software industry, we believe we have a responsibility to help build a better future – a more sustainable future – both internally at our organizations and in partnership with industry leaders around the globe. With data centers around the world accounting for 1% of global electricity demand, […]