(English) 13 Things Auto Manufacturers Should Do to Manage Open Source License Compliance

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Open source software (OSS) is driving the automobile industry into the future. Automakers are looking to the advancement of integrated technology to power not just engines, but market share as well. Autonomous vehicles, sensor technology, speed monitoring, fuel efficiency tracking, diverse mobility, and social and In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) applications are just a few of the most recent advancements that inevitably include open source. A connected car today has between 60 and 80 computers, each dedicated to a single function. This represents between 50 and 80 million lines of software code, all coming from software packages provided by third-party software suppliers.

Like every other industry that reaps the benefits of OSS, there are license compliance issues auto manufacturers need to consider. Connectivity is certainly the end goal, but it should not outpace open source software requirements and obligations. Given all this, managing OSS license compliance in the auto industry can be a complex task.

Here are thirteen important steps automobile manufacturers should take to manage open-source licenses more effectively:

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