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OpenLogic Research Finds Mobile Apps Fail to Comply with OSS Licenses

Mar 09, 2011, 20:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amber Graner)

[ Thanks to Amber Graner for this link. ]

"The OpenLogic research into new mobile applications found that many iPhone and Android apps containing open source fail to comply with OSS licenses.

"Using OSS Deep Discovery, OpenLogic says it "scanned compiled binaries and source code where available for 635 mobile applications to identify open source under GPL, LGPL and Apache licenses."

"According to OpenLogic, the top paid and free apps for iPad, iPhone and Android that were used came from a variety of categories and included apps featured in TV ads and apps from the top 20 US companies in the Fortune 500."

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