When open-source code is costly

Posted by dave on Dec 28, 2004 9:36 AM EDT
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These are files for a coming release from Service Integrity, a company based in Newton, Massachusetts, selling software that helps businesses mine their data for customer leads. Each file highlighted in a bright color represents a match with known "open-source" code covered by a license. And each match represents a potential problem that Service Integrity must resolve. . Henry calls up a pair of windows crammed with identical lines of code. He quickly picks out an open-source file that is using borrowed code that can be traced to a popular Web site devoted to macabre puzzles.

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