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For mission-critical applications, organizations are becoming increasingly reliant upon open source software, which carries a unique set of risks. Developing, implementing, and maintaining an OSS governance policy can help ensure that all stakeholders understand how to choose and adopt open source software and safely deploy it in their software infrastructure.

Enterprise Success With Open Source Starts With OSS Governance

No matter how mature your organization’s open source strategy is, an OSS governance policy is a key step in aligning cross-functional teams and standardizing processes for evaluating and incorporating open source technologies, including frameworks and libraries.  

Download this Gartner® report to learn why introducing a policy for open source software governance is essential and how to establish an internal committee responsible for its maintenance and enforcement.

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How to Create and Enforce a Governance Policy for Open-Source Software, 2023, Published 16 March 2023, By Anne Thomas, Arun Batchu, Nitish Tyagi