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CIO: Dirty Code, Licenses and Open Source

Jun 29, 2006, 19:45 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Lindquist)

"Karen Copenhaver, a partner at law firm Choate, Hall & Stewart, tells a story about running a seminar for a large company. The goal of the seminar was to make it clear that software developers had a responsibility to abide by their company's guidelines surrounding the use of open-source, free and other third-party code.

"Copenhaver thought it went well. Then the development group's manager came up to her and said, 'You know, these fellows can't get everything they need to get done every day and worry about all of this stuff...'"

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