Last Updated: April 10, 2019

License to Code: How to Mitigate Open Source License Risks

License to Code

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

Mike Kanasoot

Mike Kanasoot

Mike is the Web Marketing Manager at ActiveState. He has worked in industries ranging from security and document management to mobile commerce, but enjoys the culture of open source technology in particular. As a marketer, Mike believes in providing great user experiences and tracking everything.