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Australian IT: Open Source Legal Warning

Oct 30, 2002, 11:00 (31 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jennifer Foreshew)

"Many developers and users of open source software were exposing themselves to legal threats and vulnerabilities yet to be tested under Australian law, an expert has warned.

"Minter Ellison technology group senior associate Debra Tippett said users must be properly informed of risks associated with open-source licences, such as the General Public Licence (GPL).

"'This is a big area to which nobody has given a lot of consideration, probably because open-source is still in its infancy here,' Ms Tippett said..."

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