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CRN: The Devil In The Code: Vendors Vet For Open-Source Compliance

Nov 26, 2006, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"All kinds of nightmares can lurk in lines of code: errors, bugs, security holes and intellectual property violations. As more and more code is released into the wild under a profusion of open-source licenses, licensing compliance is a growing challenge for companies that mix proprietary and open-source code, knowingly or not.

"But where problems crop up, ISVs charge in. A pair of software companies, Black Duck Software and Palamida, aim to alleviate compliance headaches with applications that automatically vet code for open-source contributions..."

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