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Empowering companies and governments around the world, with a smart and effective Open Source Software management

Benefits of Open Source

Open Source Software is a vital part of a company’s technology platforms. Companies use Open Source Software either for their own operations, to run their computer servers, or to develop proprietary software for commercial sale. The use of Open Source Software is prominent in high tech companies, particularly startups. Open Source Software permits technology companies to shorten their development cycles, allowing them to focus on what they do best instead of writing all software from scratch.  In addition, with Open Source Software, technology companies benefit from well proven, sometimes industry standard software, avoid vendor lock in effect, and advantages of free community support. Nonetheless, Open Source Software usage does come at a cost.

Open Source Risks

Security Risks:

  • Known vulnerabilities open to exploit

Legal Risks

  • Requirement to disclose modifications to the source code and own IP
  • Claims for damages
  • Obligation to cease further use

Operational Risks

  • Cease of Open Source Software developments by the community
  • No obligations for maintenance and support by the community

Open Source Risks

Security Risks:

  • Known vulnerabilities open to exploit

Legal Risks

  • Requirement to disclose modifications to the source code and own IP
  • Claims for damages
  • Obligation to cease further use

Operational Risks

  • Cease of Open Source Software developments by the community
  • No obligations for maintenance and support by the community

Our Vision

We at FOSSAware believe there is no “one size fits all” solution. A smart and effective Open Source Software management program is one that fits your company’s needs and offers you a competitive advantage. We tailor each client clear policies and processes that fit the company culture,  risk appetite, and budget. 

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Open Source Management

Open Source software plays a major role in most information technology today. We tailor an Open Source management program designed to minimize your security legal and operational risks and improve your overall productivity to maximum the benefits of Open Source software.

Technical Due Diligence and M&A support

Whether preforming or undergoing a due diligence process we can provide Open Source assessment and support to ensure you achieve your goals and reduce Open Source associated risks

Training

We can help you ’Get It Right’ with your open source management. Explore our training modules and bespoke training program offering

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The connection between Open Source and cyber threats

Open Source Software is a fundamental building block in any modern technology. It has been adopted and is widely used in all fields of modern technology. Open Source Software can be found in cars, cell phones, medical devices, smart TVs, and practically any commercial software written in the past decade.
But, who is responsible for the Open Source security in your product?

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