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Source Code Auditing Keeps Organizations on the Right Side of Licensing

May 17, 2007, 06:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)

"In 2000, when Theresa Friday, Ray Waldin, and Jeff Luszcz were working for dot-com startup Cacheon, they saw firsthand the power of open source software to impact a business model. In Cacheon's case, it looked like open source had dealt a death blow to the company, but it was really careless use of third-party code that was the source of the trouble, Friday says. The three colleagues were so impacted by what they had seen that they launched a new business designed to help other companies prevent implosion from software licensing issues.

"'We had software that automigrated your application from one server to another,' Friday says of Cacheon..."

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