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Real User
Head of Department for Software Engineering and Integration
Mar 07 2018

What is most valuable?

Several dashboards. The licenses dashboard, which gives me an overview of all the licenses used in our software. For example, right at the moment, there are several hundreds of licenses used. The licenses dashboard and release management... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We find licenses together with WhiteSource which are associated with a certain library, then we get a classification of the license. This is with respect to criticality and vulnerability, so we could take action and improve some things, or... more»

What needs improvement?

Every product has room for improvement, including WhiteSource. The stability of the product is web-based. We are obliged to use the Internet Explorer, and from time-to-time I get messages which tells me that I do not have the rights to use... more»
Real User
Release Engineer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Oct 30 2017

What is most valuable?

* Open Source dependencies scan * Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) detection * Useful license and copyright reports. * Dashboards to manage the risk by product or by organisation. We are using a lot of Open Source components to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

With WhiteSource, we have been able to automate the scan of our Open Source dependencies. Before, it was a 50% automated in-house solution.

What needs improvement?

Notifications could be improved. Everything else is OK. If one of our products is using a dependency with a black-listed license (LGPL, for example) we like to notify the developer who added this dependency. And we use the same notification... more»

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Director at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 21 2017

What is most valuable?

Scanning/collecting third-party libraries and classifying license types. In this way we ensure our third-party software policy is followed and that we’re not using “forbidden” libraries.

How has it helped my organization?

To prevent shipping commercial or GPL libraries, we scan our repositories.

What needs improvement?

Better ACL and more role definitions. This product could be used by large organisations but it definitely needs a better role/action model. Right now (in my understanding) there are roles for WhiteSource Admin and Members and Product Admins... more»

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What is WhiteSource?

WhiteSource offers an agile approach to open source management.
WhiteSource is a SaaS solution that integrates with your build process and audits your open source licenses, security and more every time you run your build.

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Autodesk, Temenos, Indeed.com, GE digital, KPMG, LivePerson, Jack Henry and Associates


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