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eWeek: Black Duck Lawyer: Due Diligence Can Help Avoid IP Disputes

Feb 01, 2005, 16:45 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

"As the issue of intellectual property and patent enforcement continues to gain traction in both the open-source and proprietary software industries, lawyers from open-source companies are clearly taking the issue seriously.

"In a talk entitled 'Reviewing the Use of Open Source Software in the Enterprise' at the OSDL Enterprise Linux Summit here on Monday, Karen Copenhaver, general counsel at Black Duck Software Inc., said that copyright infringement was a crime and in order to protect themselves and their customers from potential legal issues, enterprises using open-source software need to assess their code base, evaluate the processes that are in place and undertake remediation... "

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