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Linux Foundation launches major open-source license compliance program

Aug 11, 2010, 18:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"The Linux Foundation, the non-profit organization dedicated to supporting Linux, announced on Aug. 10 at LinuxCon the launch of the Open Compliance Program, a comprehensive initiative to help companies and developers comply with open-source licenses.

"You may not know it, but getting businesses and developers to obey open-source licenses has become a much bigger problem over the years. I'm not talking about the differences between GPLv2 and GPLv3. I'm talking about companies using open-source code and not realizing that they can't just use it any way they want."

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