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Open Source Licensing Goes Mobile

Sep 14, 2010, 18:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

[ Thanks to SMK for this link. ]

"Open source licenses are being widely used inside of mobile app store applications, according to a new study from software services and support vendor OpenLogic.

"OpenLogic analyzed over 450 Apple App Store and Google Android apps and found that 88 percent of Android and 41 percent of Apple iOS apps had an open source component. The data helps underscore OpenLogic's new commercial service called OLEX App Store edition, which is intended to help enable App Store developers and managers to identify and maintain compliance with open source licensing requirements.

"While the percentage of open source in Android apps reported by OpenLogic seems high, it's important to note the survey did not examine an equal number of Android and Apple iOS applications."

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