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Open Source Software: Goodwill To All Or A Cancer?

Open source software sounds like a good idea. Your create some code and then put it out there for the public to use and let people build on it and improve. The only condition is that if someone improves on it and build from...more

The Open Source Siren Song

The opportunity to use Open Source software also offers leverage in the context of technology procurement. In November 2003, the Brazilian government issued a policy encouraging the use of Open Source. By 2005, 300,000...more

Will Google Break the GPL?

The subject of open source licensing has created a level of uncertainty amongst companies, especially with General Public License (GPL) or GPL derivatives when it comes to intellectual property restrictions on coded data. The...more

Open Source Software: Fifteen Steps to Avoid a Software Disaster

Open Source Software ("OSS") is important business to your company. The improper integration of OSS into your company's information technology systems can impact company value....more

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