Published: 18 April 2008
Analyst(s): Joe Niski
Open source software (OSS) is a positive force in the information technology (IT) industry, but it poses a number of challenges to organizations that want to reap its many benefits. The risks associated with license compliance and intellectual property (IP) protection cannot be ignored--enterprises must govern their OSS usage. Fortunately, open source management (OSM) tools can help. In this updated Application Platform Strategies overview, Senior Analyst Joe Niski describes OSS governance challenges, explains how OSM products work, and compares OSM products from Black Duck Software, Palamida, and OpenLogic.
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