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Open Source Observers Sound the Licensing Alarm Bell

Sep 26, 2007, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Loftus)

[ Thanks to Peter Parker for this link. ]

"The trend has been called alarmist and over the top. Even a Microsoft conspiracy theory or two has been floated as justification for dismissing the rising tide of licensing concerns surrounding open source software. But even so, some industry observers are sounding the alarm about the need for open source software license awareness in the enterprise. For more on open source and licensing considerations: Licensing issues could hamper open source adoption

"In the report 'Open Source Vendor Perspectives: It's Real, It's Hidden, and It's Bigger Than You Think,' Bruce Guptill, vice president of Westport, Conn.-based Saugatuck Technology Inc. said many IT executives today know that they have Linux in their data centers, but not which applications run on top of the operating system..."

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