Use of Open Source Software (OSS) for AMD

Open source software (OSS) is a way of developing and distributing software. The code is often written
collaboratively and it can be downloaded, used and changed by anyone.
OSS tends to use and help define open standards and publicly available specifications. OSS are, by their
nature, publicly available specifications, and the availability of their source code promotes open, democratic
debate around their specifications, making them both more robust and interoperable. From a design
standpoint, interoperability and OSS are clearly separate, as are OSS and open standards. From a cultural and
historical standpoint, however, there are strong ties between these concepts. This can be explained by the
“community of values” – due to their open nature, OSS economic models are based less on strategies to lock in
the user and more on interoperability to benefit the user.
This Project is a continuation of the work you did for the Risk Assignment. Based on your Risk Assessment
knowledge (including: Threat Assessment and Vulnerability Assessment), prepare a report on the use of Open
Source Software (OSS) for your company or organization. Describe any and all risks that you believe are
appropriate. In your analyses, decide as to the overall risk of using OSS and whether you would recommend
OSS for your organization and why.

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