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Open Source Licenses: Greater Rights, Different Responsibilities

Apr 17, 2011, 07:26 (0 Talkback[s])

"There are a lot of misconceptions about open source software among legal, procurement and compliance officers. "Open source" is often equated with "loss of control" by the legal compliance or procurement department, and restrictions on its use may be imposed without a real program in place.

"When this happens, the disconnect between the legal compliance department and engineering/development becomes wider, and risks that were manageable become much greater. This doesn't have to be the case."

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