Open Source Licenses: Greater Rights, Different Responsibilities

“There are a lot of misconceptions about open source software
among legal, procurement and compliance officers. “Open source” is
often equated with “loss of control” by the legal compliance or
procurement department, and restrictions on its use may be imposed
without a real program in place.

“When this happens, the disconnect between the legal compliance
department and engineering/development becomes wider, and risks
that were manageable become much greater. This doesn’t have to be
the case.”

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