As the use of open source components in commercial software continues to grow, so does the need to manage it well.
With open source components being used in more than 80 percent of commercial software developed today, ALM efforts must be altered to address them. Failing to do so may introduce unnecessary risks. This article outlines the potential risks associated with not managing open source as part of your ALM, and explains how these risks can be easily avoided with proper open source management.
Open source is playing an increased strategic role in today’s enterprises. This requires us to make changes to our ALM efforts. It should not be hard or time-consuming, but it does require some attention. Without this attention, you are taking on several risks.
Here are the top risks you’d want to avoid: