by Esther Schindler

What Risks Do Corporate Open-Source Contributions Present?

Jun 04, 20081 min
IT Leadership

Enterprise IT personnel contributions to open source projects and products is becoming more common and even benefical to the enterprise. But, what risks does this open up to the enterprise?

Presumably, some of those risks can be alleviated (if not eliminated) by adopting sensible policies and creating clear guidelines. (Developers brought up some of these issues in my employee as committer article, but that wasn’t its main focus.) How can an enterprise make the most out of open source involvement without triggering internal issues or risk?