CIO Update: Can You Really Get Sued for Using Open Source?
May 11, 2005, 01:45 (28 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Allen Bernard)
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"If you've heard lately (via Steve Ballmer at Microsoft) that
you put your company at greater risk of being sued because you are
using open source software (OSS), don't believe it.
"Actually, there is, depending who you talk to, either an equal
or somewhat reduced risk of liability from OSS than proprietary
software. This is because OSS code is peer-reviewed by a group of
proud developers who often have the ability to recognize other