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Creating an enterprise open source policy
by Sven Vermeulen, post on Sat 20 November 2021

Nowadays it is impossible to ignore, or even prevent open source from being active within the enterprise world. Even if a company only wants to use commercially backed solutions, many - if not most - of these are built with, and are using open source software.

However, open source is more than just a code sourcing possibility. By having a good statement within the company on how it wants to deal with open source, what it wants to support, etc. engineers and developers can have a better understanding of what they can do to support their business further.

In many cases, companies will draft up an open source policy, and in this post I want to share some practices I've learned on how to draft such a policy.