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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Golden’s Rules: Open Source’s Missing Processes

“I recently had the privilege to hear Stacy Snowman, a
well-known intellectual property attorney, speak on a panel devoted
to open source licensing issues. She addressed the challenge posed
to organizations by the easy availability of open source
downloads.

“Snowman observed that when an organization considers
implementing a commercial product, several groups get involved:
purchasing, legal, IT, finance and, perhaps, others. Their
involvement enables an objective assessment of the terms and
conditions of the software, including licensing–so the
organization knows what it’s getting into…”


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