Client Update - Open Source Software: Managing a Hidden Intellectual Property Risk

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Open source software (OSS) is software that is usually licensed without a licensing fee and under terms that provide the underlying programming code to users so that they may access and read it, change it, and build and distribute new versions of the software incorporating the users’ changes. Linux is one commonly used OSS operating system. Whether through software development, purchase or use, most companies are using or will soon use some form of OSS. It likely will become even more prevalent as businesses try to lower their software development costs during this recession, so it is vital that businesses understand the compliance risks associated with the use of OSS.

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