ZDNet Australia: Open Source Developers: Protect Yourself or Face the Music

[ Thanks to Jason
for this link. ]

“In the wake of the ongoing SCO lawsuit, open source developers
must take steps to ensure they don’t become the victims of further
legal action.

“In a presentation at Linux.conf.au 2004 in Adelaide, specialist
Australian IT lawyer Jeremy Malcolm said that while it was widely
anticipated in the open source community that SCO’s lawsuit against
IBM for alleged copyright infringement would eventually collapse,
the case had drawn attention to the relative lack of control over
copyright and patent infringement within many projects…”

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