With well over 17 billion open source components downloaded from public repositories in 2014, it is clear that more software development organizations are assembling software from component building blocks. In fact, Gartner reports that by 2016 the vast majority of mainstream IT organizations will leverage open source software (OSS) components in mission-critical IT solutions. This massive reliance on open source components has created new challenges for managing the speed, cost, and risks of continuous delivery in today’s software development efforts.
GitHub’s move to encourage developers to select an open source license for source code published to GitHub highlights the need for organizations to properly manage license concerns. The Central Repository, sponsored by Sonatype, has long since required license information for binaries that are added, but encouraging license selection as part of the source code process […]