Free and Open Source Software Compliance: An Operational Perspective

Philip L Koltun


FOSS compliance involves many operational considerations that go beyond legal matters and the purview of the Law Department. Compliance policies, processes, training, and tools enable a company to use FOSS effectively. Essential compliance elements include identification of FOSS used in products; review and approval of planned FOSS use; and satisfaction of license obligations.   The Linux Foundation’s Open Compliance Program provides many resources to assist with compliance.

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