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Computerworld: Open-Source Software: There's No Free Lunch

Aug 25, 2004, 12:15 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kathleen Melymuka)

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"As an IT manager, why do I need to know or care about open-source licensing? Because you or your company is, or soon will be, using open-source software.

"I never realized that licensing was even an issue in open-source. Why do I need a license for something that's free? Because of the problem with the word free. It means too many different things in the language. Birds are free to fly. Is open-source software free in that sense...?"

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