Linux Foundation Simplifies FOSS License Management

The Linux Foundation used this year’s LinuxCon in Boston to launch its new Open Compliance Program, aimed at making it easier for companies that are new to using Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) to ensure that their products comply with open source licensing.

According to the opening keynote from Jim Zemlin, the Linux Foundation’s executive director, a huge number of new companies are starting to incorporate Linux and FOSS within their own technology for the first time. In many cases this is not for ideological reasons, but because it is increasingly the only way to compete in their industry. However, these companies are often working within highly complex value chains where it can be difficult to manage licensing and legal complexity.

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