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McAfee: Open Source Software Disclaimer 'Old News'

Jan 09, 2008, 14:30 (1 Talkback[s])

"Security giant McAfee downplayed a December disclaimer it issued concerning open source software risks, calling it 'old news' and a common practice, although the Software Freedom Law Center's (SFLC) legal director disagreed with McAfee's claim that open source guidelines are 'ambiguous.'

"McAfee advised investors in the company's annual 10-K report, filed in late December, that its use of open source software could pose a threat to the company. The company says 'ambiguous' open source General Public License (GPL) guidelines may result in 'unanticipated or uncertain obligations regarding our products...'"

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