How to Mitigate Open Source License Risks

This whitepaper from ActiveState investigates the various types of OSS licenses, common myths and risks, DIY risk management, the importance of enterprise legal indemnification, and more.

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Today, the world's largest enterprises have recognized the benefits of leveraging third-party code. According to Gartner, as much as 95% of IT organizations leverage open source software (OSS) within their mission-critical applications.

However, just because open source is ubiquitous doesn't mean it's risk-free. Incorporating OSS into your project often comes with licensing terms that place obligations on how you can distribute your product.

Read this white paper to understand:

  • The various types of OSS licenses (GPL, BSD, Apache 2.0, etc.)
  • Licensing myths and risks
  • DIY risk management
  • The importance of enterprise legal indemnification

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