"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..."