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License management


November 13, 2014  9:21 AM

How to choose an open source license

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
License, License management, Open source, Protecode

Open source license management provider Protecode has put together a simple overview (and accompanying infographic) on choosing the best open source license for a project. NOTE from blog editor: We're about as keen on infographics as we are on tortoise sandwiches, but this one may...

March 27, 2012  8:34 AM

Is automotive open source scaremongering real, or just rising bollards?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Compliance, License management, Open source

A survey of the European automotive industry has revealed widespread use of free and open source software (FOSS) but pointed to gaps in the FOSS governance and software asset management processes across software supply chains. Editorial NOTE: Analysing open source's "potential...


October 4, 2011  11:34 AM

The open source code “provenance” audit concept

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
audit, Code, Components, License, License management, Open data, Open source, OpenLogic

Proprietary software vendors like to scaremonger over the use of open source software. They like to highlight the "inherent dynamism" that exists in open source libraries that are exposed to community development at all times. These vendors also typically enjoy the chance to talk down open...


August 19, 2011  11:32 AM

Linux Foundation eases open source licensing woes

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
License management, Linux, Open source

The Linux Foundation has a truly altruistic stance and openly states that its remit is to serve as a neutral spokesperson for Linux and to "generate original research and content" that advances the understanding of the Linux platform. As such, the foundation sponsors a number of working groups who...


March 10, 2011  10:03 AM

Android, iPhone and iPad apps get naughty code license report

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, ipad, iPhone, License, License management, Open source

There's nothing worse than yet another contrived technology survey is there? But how about a "scan and license compliance assessment", is that fresh enough for you? OpenLogic has used its position as a scanning and governance provider to release the results of a scan and license compliance...


March 8, 2011  8:51 AM

Five steps to open source license management heaven

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
License management, Open source

Here and now in 2011, most of us will agree that today's software stacks generally combine elements of open source, commercial and other third party code, as well as contributions from internal developers and outsourced developers. By the time all of this software is integrated, tested and...


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