"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
"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
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