If you're investing in a software company, you need to know what you're buying. Nearly all modern day software uses Free or Open Source Software (FOSS) and its important that licenses and compliance are implemented correctly along with keeping track of copyright ownership. But as a software project grows, those tasks can get tricky. Staying legal can be a challenge for most software houses.
Failing to implement FOSS code correctly can render commercial code useless as Open Source rules can apply that any adaptation of that code should also be distributed as Open Source.
North IT can provide FOSS audits for companies wanting to identify all open source software and licences in their code base in order to better manage it going forward. If your company is looking to invest in, or buy a company, we can help you identify the all the FOSS for risk and audit purposes.
During development developers can find things from around the web that help them build a solution quickly and get the results they need fast. This often means using open source code which is fine. But it is rarely documented properly and can cause issues further down the line.
Some questions that need to be addressed are:
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