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Four New Licenses Approved by the Open Source Initiative

As the steward of the Open Source Definition, the Open Source Initiative has been designating licenses as “open source” for over 20 years. These licenses are the foundation of the open-source software ecosystem, ensuring that everyone can use, improve, and share software. When a license is approved, it is because the OSI believes that the […]

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Information Security Training Should Be Top Priority

The pressures of being a CISO are capacious and extend well past concerns of incident response time. There are pressures of maintaining budgets, reporting improved performance to stock-holders, and during a time when the breadth and number of cyberattacks are increasing, the challenges to find qualified prospects to fill a considerable number of unfilled positions. […]

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What Googles Supreme Court Win against Oracle means to the future of Open-Source Compliance

The Supreme Court has ruled in Google’s favor, stating that the use of 12,000 lines of code from Oracle’s Java SE program was permitted as “fair use.” In its ruling, the Supreme Court states Google’s copying “only those lines of code that were needed to allow programmers to put their accrued talents to work in […]

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Developers that Copy and Paste Code Put Companies at Risk for Lawsuits

Go to developer forums, Youtube channels and blog posts, and you’ll find endless conversations about copying and pasting code. The discussion revolves around whether this practice is a lazy form of code development or whether it will cause problems with achieving the desired outcome. They discuss if it will take longer to fix the bugs […]

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The Four Laws of Cybersecurity

(Image: Wk1003mike via Shutterstock) 4.57 Billion humans are on-line, communicating with each other and multiple institutions daily. This ties us together through a common language that we all share, which is networking protocols, which are rules for communication between network devices and how those devices can connect to each other.   Social Media platforms that tie […]