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How important is software compliance?

Mar 20, 2012, 13:12 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

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"The mystery of compliance priority is a weird one to solve. On the one hand, it seems like a no-brainer. If I am a developer, then it seems pretty reasonable assumption that if I find out that someone is out of compliance with my works, then it would be in my best interests to suss out what's going on, and take appropriate action.

"Yet when I read figures from OpenLogic touting that according to their survey of apps on the iOS and Android platforms, 71 percent of those apps that actually had open source were found to be out of compliance with open source licenses, I have to wonder if anyone really gives a damn about compliance anymore.

"Granted, these OpenLogic figures aren't exactly new: they are part of a recap of their 2011 surveys and announcements compiled for a new report they recently released 'Predictions and Trends for Open Source in the Enterprise.'"

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