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International Herald Tribune: When Open-Source Code is Costly

Dec 28, 2004, 15:15 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Weisman)

"Shawn Henry, a software engineer, swivels around in his chair, squints at his computer screen and punches up a long list of software code files that document his company's latest headache.

"These are files for a coming release from Service Integrity, a company based in Newton, Massachusetts, selling software that helps businesses mine their data for customer leads. Each file highlighted in a bright color represents a match with known 'open-source' code covered by a license. And each match represents a potential problem that Service Integrity must resolve..."

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