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Published: 04 July 2023



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  • ほとんどの企業には、オープンソース・ソフトウェア (OSS) テクノロジの使用を管理する公式または非公式のルールがある。OSSテクノロジを採用する際に、自社のOSSガバナンス・ポリシーに準拠するものかどうかを最初に判断しないと、不適切な法的義務が生じる可能性がある。

  • OSSプロジェクトの潜在リスクは、コミュニティの健全性と品質管理プラクティスの状況次第で、大きく異なってくる。ソフトウェア・エンジニアリング・チームが未検証のOSSプロジェクトを使用すると、企業は長期にわたりセキュリティ脆弱性のリスクにさらされたままとなる可能性がある。

  • OSSテクノロジは通常、無償でライセンス供与されるが、その採用には、テクノロジの使用や導入、人材、サポートに伴うコストがかかる。



  • OSSプロジェクトが、自社のOSSガバナンス・ポリシーおよびユースケースに準拠しているかどうかを検証することで、法的リスクを最小限に抑える。

  • OSSプロジェクトの健全性と品質管理プラクティスを評価することで、実行可能性とセキュリティ・リスクを最小限に抑える。

  • OSS製品の総保有コスト (TCO) を算出して、財務リスクを最小限に抑える。

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