Open source compliance tool launched

Linux Foundation unveils licensing assistance package

The Linux Foundation has launched The Open Compliance Program, an assistance program to help organisations with open source usage compliance.

Many companies are unaware of how different software licensing works with open source, or their executives fear being forced to divulge their own software code because it was intermingled with some open source code under the Gnu Public License (GPL).

The program includes training programs, software tools that check programs for open source licensing or other issues, and a compliance directory of companies using open source software.

All these services, except for the training courses, will be free.

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