Authored on: Jan 13, 2012
Gartner predicts that through 2014, no more than 50% of open-source investments by mainstream IT organizations will yield consistent long term TCO advantages over alternatives. The reasons include the lack of a governance program to filter, audit, track and manage open source assets in the enterprise. In the same study they recommend -leveraging third-party commercial service and support to establish service-level agreements (SLAs) for OSS.
The credativ Group and Black Duck discuss these five key areas for effective governance:
� Policy - development and implementation of an open source policy
� Catalog - creation and management of a repository for open source components
� Acquisition - an automated approval/request process and workflow for acquisition of open source
� Compliance - automated checking and validation that only compliant code is used
� Support - commercial support of open source components
Make sure your company is part of the 50% that show long-term ROI and positive TCO impact with the use of OSS! Join Michael Meskes, President/Director of the credativ Group, and Peter Vescuso, EVP at Black Duck for a lively discussion.