International Herald Tribune: When Open-Source Code is Costly

“Shawn Henry, a software engineer, swivels around in his chair,
squints at his computer screen and punches up a long list of
software code files that document his company’s latest

“These are files for a coming release from Service Integrity, a
company based in Newton, Massachusetts, selling software that helps
businesses mine their data for customer leads. Each file
highlighted in a bright color represents a match with known
‘open-source’ code covered by a license. And each match represents
a potential problem that Service Integrity must resolve…”


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