While the use of open source code
lowers development costs and speeds time to market, it has been accompanied by significant security and license-compliance challenges, because most organisations lack visibility into the OSS in use.
The 2017 Coverity Scan report details the analysis of approximately 760 million lines of open source code
Take Google's pioneering Android OS for example, based on the open source code
, which can be safely credited with impacting the world of everyday technology in an unprecedented manner when it was introduced.
There are even documentations on how Google uses, contributes and releases open source code
so that other companies can follow in Google's footsteps.
While this relaxation from copyright protection and restrictions on use is great for developers who want to make their code available to others, it creates a potential trap for the unwary commercial software developer who incorporates open source code
into a commercial program that it wishes to keep confidential.
The Coverity Scan Open Source Report has become a widely accepted standard for measuring the state of open source code
com)-- Sage Electronic Engineering, the embedded development tools and custom design provider specializing in complete open source solutions, is partnering with AMD, the semiconductor giant, to present a valuable hands-on workshop introducing developers to the benefits of open source code
com free code search site and augmented with additional content from the Black Duck KnowledgeBase of open source project information, will enable the company to provide developers who use open source code
with a free and trusted source of FOSS information, as well as community and collaboration tools, Black Duck said.
Also new is a community site called "The Commons," where customers and partners can leverage the shared knowledge, expertise and open source code
developed by PaperThin and members of the CommonSpot community.
The solution can also find open source code
that has been deliberately changed to hide the origin.
Tringme has also released this as an open source code
(link) to demonstrate the usage of TringMe's VOIP API.
Although the charges against him may ultimately be dismissed, Aleynikov's claim that he was only after open source code
residing on Goldman's computers marks one of the most recent appearances of the complicated issue of open source code
's impact on a company's trade secrets.