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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Golden's Rules: Open Source's Missing Processes

Sep 16, 2004, 01:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bernard Golden)

"I recently had the privilege to hear Stacy Snowman, a well-known intellectual property attorney, speak on a panel devoted to open source licensing issues. She addressed the challenge posed to organizations by the easy availability of open source downloads.

"Snowman observed that when an organization considers implementing a commercial product, several groups get involved: purchasing, legal, IT, finance and, perhaps, others. Their involvement enables an objective assessment of the terms and conditions of the software, including licensing--so the organization knows what it's getting into..."

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