January 12, 2022

LG allows others to use its open source software management tool

This photo provided by LG Electronics Inc. shows its company logo. (LG Electronics Inc.)

LG Electronics Inc. said Thursday that its open source software management tool is now available to external developers as the South Korean tech giant plans to strengthen its presence in the software community.

LG said the FOSSLight (Free and Open Source Software Light) system, which it has been using since 2014, can now be downloaded for free from its website.

The open source software is distributed with its original source code and allows programmers to freely use or modify the work. But at the same time, programmers must follow licensing regulations for each open source.

LG’s FOSSLight is a system that can verify the open source compliance process. It can scan a developer’s software to verify if it meets license terms and meets security requirements.

LG hopes the latest move can strengthen its system’s global presence and improve its stability by getting feedback from various outside programmers.

The move is part of LG’s commitment to expand cooperation and partnerships with others to accelerate the trend of digital transformation.

LG has been working on a robust open source license management system with experts since 2007. It is the first South Korean company to be recognized by the Linux Foundation’s OpenChain project. (Yonhap)