Open source software (OSS) is both one of the most exciting, and one of the most daunting issues for developers. Freely available libraries contribute to rapid application development on all popular platforms, from programmable hardware, to PCs and mobile devices. However, the decision to use OSS is not necessarily an easy one to make. There are a whole host of different licences, many of which have multiple versions, and some of which raise 'compatibility' issues.
As specialists in IT we are ideally placed to advise on the implications of using OSS in your project. Some key questions are:
If we utilise OSS, will we need to offer our own product for free
What are the international implications of OSS licences
If another party is in breach of the OSS licence under which we released our software, what action should we take?
Which OSS licence is suitable under our specific circumstances
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