Australian IT: Open Source Legal Warning
Oct 30, 2002, 11:00 (31 Talkback[s])
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"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..."