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Groklaw: OSRM To Offer Vendor-Neutral Indemnification -- FORM

Jan 13, 2004, 17:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamela Jones)

"I had a chance to talk with Daniel Egger, a private equity investor at Eno River Capital and the Chairman of Open Source Risk Management (OSRM). OSRM currently offers enterprise end users advice, training and certification to help mitigate potential liability exposures associated with the use of free and open source software. But OSRM is in final preparations to offer comprehensive vendor-neutral free software/open source insurance, a project called Free Software and Open Source Risk Management (FORM).

"I have, as you know, issues with indemnification as currently offered, and I've been looking for a workable alternative, some way to handle corporate demand for protection from nuisance law suits without damaging all that is precious about free/open source software and most particularly a method that doesn't in any way conflict with the freedoms of the GPL or interfere with the development process.

"Here is the interview I did with Daniel, in which he explains his organization's vendor-neutral alternative. I asked him to explain how the FORM project will work..."

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