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Open Source Use On The Rise, But Management Policies Lag

Mar 13, 2009, 13:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Scannell)

"Vescuso said many times developers do not know the licensing conditions attached to the open source code they're using, and without proper management policies in place they can easily run afoul of its licensing terms.

"According to the survey, 44% said they were using more open source software than they were a year ago, with 32% saying they were using about the same, and 12% saying they were using less.

"However, only 22% said their respective companies have clear management policies and procedures in place for overseeing open source projects."

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