Missing Open Source Licenses May Cost Industry $59 Billion

Posted by thevarguy2 on Jul 17, 2013 5:59 AM EDT
The VAR Guy; By Christopher Tozzi
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"License, schmisence" may be the mantra of at least some open source developers, who are more interested in software code than legal minutiae. But that's a mistake, according to open source consulting company BlackDuck, which claims that as much as $59 billion may be "locked up" in open source projects that haven't declared explicit licenses.

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