Managing Open Source Components: 5 Best Tips
Open-source software code is accessible to anyone and can be modified and shared as well. However, there is a defined criterion from the Open Source Initiative (OSI) that categorize a software to be open source or commercial.
- It must include source code
- It must allow modifications
- It should not restrict any party from selling or giving away the software as a component
Open source components are blocks of reusable codes with well-defined dependencies and interfaces.
Managing Open-Source Components
- Prioritizing a policy: It is the first thing that needs to be done. Without the policy, developers won’t be blamed if anything goes wrong while using the components.
- Prompt Updates: Once a bug is fixed in an open-source environment it is important to apply relevant updates to an entire application that use libraries from the project.
- Emphasize Quality: While choosing the open-source components you must focus on the components quality before anything else.
- Participate in the Community: Community aspect of open source project must be considered. You must think of giving back to the community that has simplified your job.
- Build Tools: You can closely monitor with build tools like Jenkins and control security risks in open source components. You can further integrate it with software composition tool and extend the functionality of Jenkins, thus controlling licenses and dependencies
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