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CIO Today: Taking Chances with Open-Source Software

Jun 27, 2005, 21:15 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Philip H. Albert)

"Decisions, decisions, decisions. Do I want cable or satellite TV? Should I dump the SUV for a hybrid? East or West Coast? Like most major decisions, making the move to open-source software--or not--can cause a lot of genuine hand-wringing.

"Despite all the innuendo and bias regarding the pros and cons associated with such a decision, the legal analysis of using open-source software is the same as the legal analysis for using proprietary software. The devil is in the details; and those details provide risk and opportunities. The trick is to make sure you are set up to maximize the opportunities and minimize the risks..."

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