How important is software compliance?
Mar 20, 2012, 13:12 (0 Talkback[s])
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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
"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.'"