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6 Tips for Leveraging Open Source Technology

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    Familiarize Yourself with the Open Source Community Guidelines

    An open source contribution isn't as simple as it seems — enterprises can't simply open up source code to the public and forget about it. The open source community abides by a code of conduct similar to your internal one. The Open Source Initiative has outlined specific criteria every contribution must meet and established a set of rules for offerings and licenses. Failing to comply with these protocols could damage a company's reputation within the open source community, and could even result in legal consequences.

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6 Tips for Leveraging Open Source Technology

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    Familiarize Yourself with the Open Source Community Guidelines

    An open source contribution isn't as simple as it seems — enterprises can't simply open up source code to the public and forget about it. The open source community abides by a code of conduct similar to your internal one. The Open Source Initiative has outlined specific criteria every contribution must meet and established a set of rules for offerings and licenses. Failing to comply with these protocols could damage a company's reputation within the open source community, and could even result in legal consequences.

To understand the impact that open source technology has made on the enterprise, one need only look to the numbers. With over 35 million GitHub repositories, 1,961,460 lines of code on Hadoop and over a thousand Apache Spark contributors, the open source ecosystem is home to some of the world's most innovative and impressive tech collaborations. With some of the biggest names in tech leading the charge — Apple's Swift programming language, IBM's machine learning technology SystemML and Facebook's Relay JavaScript framework were all made public in the past year — open source technology is set to change the way we process, stream and analyze data.

In this slideshow, IBM VP of Big Data and Analytics on z, Dinesh Nirmal, and IBM VP of Offerings, Big Data and Analytics, Ritika Gunnar, outline several tips to help enterprises make the most of their open source strategy.