Open source software license enforcement actions on the rise
Dec 07, 2009, 20:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nichelle N. Levy)
"What is Open Source Software?
Software is generally distributed in object code form. However,
software developers can choose to distribute their software in
source code form, which is human-readable and allows those
receiving it to understand how the software operates and modify it.
An open source software license is generally a conditional license
grant in which the software developer distributes the software in
source code form to the licensee at little or no monetary cost. The
big condition is usually that if the licensee redistributes the
software or a modified version of it, then the licensee must do so
under the same open source terms."