Open Compliance Program
About Open Compliance Program
Putting open source software into the hands of developers and businesses who use that code to build amazing things can be a powerful force in any industry. However, accepting and using that code comes with a serious responsibility to comply with the terms of the license you receive the code. The Linux Foundation focuses on educating and helping developers and companies understand their license requirements and how to build efficient, frictionless and often automated processes to support compliance.
Education and Training
The Linux Foundation supports a comprehensive set of programs for open source software compliance. We view open source compliance as a continuous process managed by professionals – and achieving compliance across an ecosystem starts with education and training so we can develop more professionals.
Education and Training build a base of knowledgeable resources to guide your open source journey. However, education alone will not solve efficiency issues if everyone implements compliance processes differently. The Linux Foundation projects enable the industry to develop compliance standards for companies and entire supply chains to exchange compliance data in a consistent way.
You’re not alone in your open source compliance journey. Many of our members have found it beneficial to participate in the projects we host simply to access the network of experts participating in the projects. In addition, The Linux Foundation hosts professional networks to help compliance professionals find each other and collaborate on ways to improve compliance practices, tooling and processes.
Tools and Infrastructure
To achieve higher levels of scale and reduce the overhead cost of compliance, companies have contributed to creating open source tools and infrastructure to achieve compliance at a lower cost, increasing cross-organization efficiency and integration of compliance with product development.
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