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LF Research publishes actionable and decision-useful insights into open source software, hardware, standards, and data based on empirical research methodologies. Through leveraging community networks, project databases, surveys, and qualitative findings, and through its commitment to best practices in primary research, Linux Foundation Research is the definitive home for data-driven insights into open source for the benefit of governments, enterprises, and society at large.

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Open Source License Compliance

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The widespread adoption of open source software rests on compliance with the licensing requirements of those components. Keeping up-to-date in the rapidly evolving software and licensing landscape makes this challenging, made more difficult by the diversity of licenses and the ways that their terms and conditions can vary. This paper delves into these challenges and strategies for effectively implementing compliance, acting as a tool for organizations to mitigate any associated risks and to ensure continued benefit in their open source participation. From comprehensive software composition analysis tools to promoting the right development culture, read more about how to effectively address these challenges in the full report!


Ibrahim Haddad, Ph.D., The Linux Foundation
Foreword by Jimmy Ahlberg, Ericsson  

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