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Linux Foundation Helps Vendors Comply with FOSS Licenses

Aug 11, 2010, 14:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"BOSTON -- Linux and its associated open source technologies come with an array of licenses which which enterprises need to comply. In an effort to help make license compliance an easier endeavor, the Linux Foundation today announced a new compliance program, including tools and resources for open source licensing.

"The Linux Foundation's new effort comes as legal issues around open source are once again in the headlines. Just last week, consumer electronics vendor Westinghouse lost in a court ruling over GPL open source licensing compliance.

""We decided we could develop a program that could drive cost out and accelerate Linux adoption," Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, told InternetNews.com. "It's not just about having point tools either; it's about having a holistic health regime for the entire industry."

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