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Red Hat v. Oracle: Which is More Standards Compliant?

Sep 28, 2010, 15:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

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"Compliance, it seems, is the new meme.

"Meme status was actually granted a few weeks ago when the meme fairies (they're real; look it up) bestowed the honorific to the open source compliance issue during LinuxCon. Which, let's not kid ourselves, was exactly what the Linux Foundation, organizers of LinuxCon and Open Compliance Program wanted.

"But the without-a-doubt coronation of compliance as The Big Thing in open source land was when The Grey Lady herself covered compliance in this past Saturday's edition.

"Clearly, licensing compliance has arrived.

"Make no mistake, this is a good thing. The need to ensure license compliance and reduce the amount of licensing violations--intentional or otherwise--is real, and necessary."

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