Protecting Your Business from Open Source Compliance Risks
Open Source Software – Friend or Enemy?
Free and open-source software has become an increasingly significant part of most businesses. Companies that use open-source software can drastically reduce license and development expenses in infrastructure and software development. With reliance on Open Source, companies might overlook the liabilities that must be recognized and mitigated: license obligations and security and compliance issues are just a few examples that may be costly if ignored.
An accurate inventory of deployed Open Source components is indeed essential for managing security vulnerabilities. Many businesses were impacted by significant security flaws in Open Source components, such as the Heartbleed Problem in outdated versions of the OpenSSL program. Only those who understood which version of OpenSSL was being used and in which products were able to respond swiftly and protect data from such risks. Therefore, Open Source Management is a complex skill that requires professional expertise. It is especially tough for organizations whose core business is not software development. Outsourcing Open Source Management to a service provider is an option here.
Open Source is extensively utilized in every technology, and it gives significant benefits to the development process. However, it must be handled cautiously in order to gain tremendous value and prevent any legal or security concerns.
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