Posts tagged 'OSPO'

Companies tend to increase their use of open source in a recession. Paradoxically, they also tend to cut their open source program personnel. It is more important than ever to tie the work your OSPO does to the financial health of your organization.

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One of the big drivers for investment in open source tooling is security. We want to introduce you to Dependabot - a tool you should probably be using to help you keep your open source components up to date.

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Your use of open source is an ongoing process, not a one-time event. Therefore, open source management should be fit into the business processes of your organization, with a focus on simplifying long-term compliance. A few tips can help you be more effective.

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One of the first tools that we bring when working with OSPOs is the OpenChain 2.1 / ISO/IEC 5230 standard. OpenChain is an international standard for open source programs, helping companies create compliant processes. But what does OpenChain mean for your OSPO?

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Each year the Open Source Initiative sponsors a survey about open source usage across multiple industries. The 2022 report provides a good way to compare your use of open source with many industry peers. We took a look at the report to provide a few highlights.

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The core administrative function of an Open Source Program Office is making sure you know what open source software your organization is using. Every other function relies on this basic knowledge. If you don't know what software you are using, you can't comply with the licenses, you can't respond to security issues, and you can't engage with the larger community. So how do you get that information? In a word, scanning.

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One of the first tasks for any OSPO is creating an open source policy. It's the charter for your open source program. It should express your company's take on the big questions: Why does your organization engage with open source? What are your goals? Who is allowed to engage with open source? The answers may be different for each organization, but there are two key concepts that will help you create the most effective policy for your organization.

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