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Resources for Open Source Compliance

Jul 21, 2010, 06:09 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Open source is everywhere today and there is growing awareness that companies have to meet certain obligations when distributing open source software. Here are some useful resources to learn more about open source compliance.

* Organizations

o The FSF Free Software Licensing and Compliance Lab handles all licensing-related issues for the Free Software Foundation (FSF), the maintainers of the GPL license. They offer a lot of information about the GPL and other open source licenses.

o The Freedom Task Force (FTF) of the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) shares knowledge about open source licensing and offers training about licensing and related topics for companies.

o The GPL-Violations project is a good point of contact for resolving GPL violations, especially in Europe."

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