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The benefits and risks of open source licensing

Mar 29, 2012, 23:00 (0 Talkback[s])


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"To maintain programming standards, the development communities that freely operate and improve their open source code also stipulate Terms of Use for each of their open source licenses ? any failure to comply with their terms will result in the automatic termination of that license. If the license termination is ignored and the developer continues to use the open source code, it becomes copyright infringement and the guilty party may be prosecuted.

A similar violation can occur when developers attempt to overlap open source licenses.

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