Open Source Licensing Goes Mobile
Sep 14, 2010, 18:36 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Open source licenses are being widely used inside of
mobile app store applications, according to a new study from
software services and support vendor OpenLogic.
"OpenLogic analyzed over 450 Apple App Store and Google Android
apps and found that 88 percent of Android and 41 percent of Apple
iOS apps had an open source component. The data helps underscore
OpenLogic's new commercial service called OLEX App Store edition,
which is intended to help enable App Store developers and managers
to identify and maintain compliance with open source licensing
"While the percentage of open source in Android apps reported by
OpenLogic seems high, it's important to note the survey did not
examine an equal number of Android and Apple iOS applications."