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Today and for the foreseeable future, the open source software ecosystem forms a significant element in the basic software infrastructure for the world’s civil systems, including financial, energy, safety, and consumer devices. When there are critical open source software project security failures, we often find the reason was due to a lack of warning in industry that this sustainable investment model was not working. Gaining an understanding of the software components and dependencies, as well as the licensing that governs a project, is necessary in order to understand its health and sustainability and to avoid security-related surprises.
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We host projects that help make open source projects more secure and make license compliance easier. We also work to better understand and monitor open source community health and foster better collaboration between top open source program office managers, all in an effort to create sustainable technology ecosystems that last the test of time.


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Open Compliance Program

These resources educate developers and help companies understand their license requirements and how to build efficient, frictionless, and often automated processes to support compliance.

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Open Source Strategy Guides

Leverage best practices for running an open source program office or starting an open source project in your organization. Developed by The Linux Foundation in partnership with the TODO Group, these resources represent the experience of our staff, projects, and members.

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FOSSology 10 Years of License Scanning

In the absence of a license, software must be treated as all rights reserved, and not distributed further. As a result, understanding the license is key to being able to determine what one is allowed to do with the software.


Free Training: Compliance Basics for Developers

This course teaches the importance of adding copyrights and license to code and provides an overview of the types of licenses to consider, as well as the other permissions that may need to be secured prior to external contribution.

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Open Source Summit Japan · June 20-22 · Tokyo, Japan

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🤔 Do you know of any #DiversityandInclusion surveys done in #opensource?
📝 The @CHAOSSproj D&I Working Group collects a list of past D&I surveys in OSS.
🚀 Why? Build a portfolio of survey questions and make recommendations for future D&I surveys.

The @linuxfoundation will host the InterUSS Platform Open Source Project for Drone Aviation Interoperability with regulatory organizations Wing, AirMap, Uber and the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) #OpenSource @UberEng

FoundationDB Summit 2019 program announced: Our second community conference will take place November 18th in San Diego, California. Join us!

This applies to all open source efforts, not just hardware. The risk of ending up with two communities working on the same things, but divided by language, is high. I'm very glad to see orgs like Apache and the Linux Fndn prioritize engaging Chinese devs and companies as peers.

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