"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
"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."