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LinuxInsider: Open-Source Licensing: Here's What I've 'Noticed'

Jan 31, 2006, 23:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Open-source license compliance is a sensitive topic. Lawyers and technicians have devoted endless hours, lengthy blog postings and much mental energy to questions like, 'What is a derivative work?' and 'What is distribution?'

"Very interesting stuff indeed, and grist for meaty discussions. However, in the trenches, people who are using open-source code as building blocks in their products spend more time on one compliance task than any other: notices. Like most time-consuming tasks, it is not exactly an intellectual thrill..."

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