The use of open source software provides indisputable benefits and conveniences — increased productivity, faster time to market, and lower cost solutions, to name a few. With these high-valued amenities comes responsibility — a responsibility to minimize risks for companies, stakeholders, partners, and customers while empowering development teams to leverage the benefits of third-party software in the development cycle.
Part of that responsibility is being transparent and in control of what open source software (OSS) is used and how, as well as minimizing risk.
To help companies better understand the current state of license compliance and the role compliance plays in enhancing transparency and control while minimizing risk, Flexera Software has developed the 2020 State of Open Source License Compliance research report.
This report is crucial reading for security, engineering, and legal experts.