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NewsFactor: Developing Code in the Open-Source Kitchen

Jun 09, 2005, 22:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Philip H. Albert)

"Like food lovers, software developers and companies with products that depend on software can get allergies too and must watch the proverbial kitchen to make certain everything turns out just right. For example, improperly incorporating someone else's intellectual property into a development project can make a company and its customers sick.

"Copying--or the incorporation of somebody else's protectable software without a license--is copyright infringement. It can lead to disruptions in product releases, legal liability, public humiliation and a rash of other problems..."

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