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Once More Into the Breach: Open Source Risk Management in the Enterprise

Jun 18, 2005, 10:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Walli)

"One of our sales team here at Optaros asked me how I would respond to questions from an enterprise customer about legal risk assessment with open source software in general, as well as in the context of the SCO Group and IBM litigation.

"Here was my answer, in case others find it useful:

"SCO/IBM is a about copyright misappropriation between two vendors. SCO claims IBM used SCO property in its contributions to the Linux operating system. SCO still needs to establish that its property has been used, as well as establishing that it couldn't be used through the contracts in place at the time between the companies..."

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