The dangers of choosing the wrong open source software license

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The dangers of choosing the wrong open source software license

By Cameron McKenzie

TheServerSide.com

There's more to developing applications with open source software than just downloading distribution and building applications under the assumption that the associated software license will fit your business needs. And while most open source software can be embraced without fearing the worst, the reality is that there are, indeed, hidden dangers in many open source software licenses. If you misunderstand and use open source software incorrectly, it can result in lawsuits and cease and desist letters.

With over a thousand different open source software licenses in existence today, how does an organization choose the correct one? That's the topic Dave Gruber (@davegruber5), the director of product marketing at Black Duck Software Inc., helps clarify for us in this interview with TheServerSide.

 

21 Feb 2013

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