Alternatives for Tracking Open Source Licenses: Making the Right Choice

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There are different methods and products being used today to track open source licenses. This webinar will open first off with a basic discussion of why tracking of open source licenses is no longer a nice to have but a real necessity. It will then discuss the various ways that open source licenses are tracked. It will delve into the plusses and minuses of each approach with regards to risk, time, cost and productivity gains and or losses.

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Alternatives for Tracking Open Source Licenses: Making the Right Choice

  1. 1. ALTERNATIVES FOR TRACKING OPEN SOURCE LICENSES MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE Rami Sass, CEO, WhiteSource rami@whitesourcesoftware.com
  2. 2. Agenda  WhiteSource at a Glance  Alternatives for Tracking Open Source Licenses  Making the Right Choice  Summary  Please type questions in the control bar Full answers will be sent by email
  3. 3. WhiteSource at a Glance Market changing solution for most popular open source builds, supports Legal, Security and R&D requirements in one affordable service Customers around the world benefit from SaaS model, including rapid setup with zero maintenance, and elimination of tracking burden on R&D team Supported Integrations and Plugins Real-time alerts, reports and approval workflow provide immediate results at a click of a button at any point during development and beyond Immediate ResultsRapid SetupComprehensive Real-time OSS License and Security Tracking and Compliance
  4. 4. What is Driving the Need  License Infringement Lawsuits  Malicious Code Attacks  IP Due Diligence  R&D Best Practices FACT: 85% of commercial software projects rely heavily on open source to boost productivity and remain competitive
  5. 5. What is Being Done Today  Nothing  Manual Tracking  Code Scanning  Real-time Automated Tracking
  6. 6. Nothing  We Don’t Have a Problem  Nobody is Asking for it  We Don’t Want to Have a Problem  We Will Deal with it if a Problem Arises
  7. 7. Manual Tracking  Somebody IS Asking for it  Using Excel or Other App  Time Demanding and Costly  Dependencies Overlooked  Updates and Fixes Missed
  8. 8. Code Scanning  Snapshot of Given Point and Time  Usually At End of Development Cycle  On Premise  Not Continuous  Expensive  Requires Profession Services
  9. 9. Real-time Automated Tracking Legal Security R&D Automate License Inventory Enforce License Compliance Identify Security Flaws Enforce Risk Compliance Identify Policy Exceptions Approval Workflow
  10. 10.  Comprehensive  Rapid Setup  Immediate Results  Continuous  Automated Workflow  No Expensive PS Teams  No Burden to Developers Real-time alerts, reports and approval workflow provide immediate results at a click of a button at any point during development and after Making the Right Choice Real-time Automated Tracking
  11. 11. Summary • Several Choices for OSS License Tracking • Most are Costly and Time Consuming • Most Require PS Teams or Internal Manpower Confidential Only One Provides a Comprehensive, Real-time Solution with Rapid Setup, Automated Workflow and Immediate Results!
  12. 12. THANK YOU! Rami Sass, CEO, WhiteSource rami@whitesourcesoftware.com

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