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The 7 Myths of IP Risk: The Real Exposure Issues with Open Source Software

Nov 15, 2011

Download Open Source Software (OSS) is widely recognised as providing significant technology, innovation and business benefits to software development organisations, but it is not without associated challenges and risks.

In this complimentary whitepaper, we address the intellectual property (IP) risks that developers, development managers and c-level managers must take into account when developing and distributing software created with OSS. We also discuss a number of common myths surrounding OSS that keep developers up at night, including:

"You cannot use free and OSS in a proprietary environment" (or you will die!)
•   "All OSS licenses require the release of source code" (for everything!)
•   "None of these license and IP agreements are enforceable" (so it doesn't really matter anyway!)
•   "We don't need to observe our company policy" (No one will ever know!)

Obtain your complimentary copy of The 7 Myths of IP Risk: The Real Exposure Issues with Open Source Software and understand your licensing obligations, IP exposure and good OSS citizenship.


Whitepaper