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InfoWorld: Too Many Open Source Licenses?

Mar 08, 2005, 02:30 (8 Talkback[s])
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"Open source licensing gives you the freedom to deploy software for whatever purpose you want, even to tinker with its internals or to build complex systems with components from different developers. That's great for pilot projects and research, but when it comes to enterprisewide deployment, those same licenses can become a hindrance.

"Although open source is most famously associated with the GNU General Public License, the GPL is hardly the only choice available. As of this writing, the Open Source Initiative (OSI) has approved 58 licenses as having met its definition of open source..."

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