OpenLogic Research Finds Mobile Apps Fail to Comply with OSS Licenses
Mar 09, 2011, 20:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The OpenLogic research into new mobile applications
found that many iPhone and Android apps containing open source fail
to comply with OSS licenses.
"Using OSS Deep Discovery, OpenLogic says it "scanned compiled
binaries and source code where available for 635 mobile
applications to identify open source under GPL, LGPL and Apache
"According to OpenLogic, the top paid and free apps for iPad,
iPhone and Android that were used came from a variety of categories
and included apps featured in TV ads and apps from the top 20 US
companies in the Fortune 500."