Ask RedMonk: Open Source Indemnification–The Q&A

“There are many possible justifications for the uptick we’re
seeing in inquiries regarding the indemnification of open source
software. It could be a natural consequence of the increasing role
that open source is directly playing within traditional proprietary
software businesses. It could be the public and private veiled
threats regarding potential patent liability for vendors and
customers alike.

“In any event, indemnification is a topic of increasing interest
to judge from our inbound traffic, and so I thought it would be
useful to answer a few of the most common questions we hear on the

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