TMCnet: Open Source: Handle With Care to Protect IP…

“Using open source code in proprietary products without a
well-defined technical and legal strategy imperils a company’s
intellectual property rights and increases the risk of lawsuits,
Edmund J. Walsh an IP lawyer with Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks,
P.C., told the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston.

“Embedded systems manufacturers often must use OS code to cut
costs and stay competitive, but to make smart choices they must
have a full understanding of the rules and risks in this
fast-changing area, he said…”