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Understanding Core Principles of Intellectual Property Law Is Required for Successful Open-Source Governance

Published: 29 February 2016

ID: G00294428

Analyst(s): Mark Driver


Potential open-source software adopters must understand the basic concepts of intellectual property laws. IP laws might relate to open-source models differently than traditional models.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Evaluate Closely the License Terms and Conditions of Every Open-Source Solution Under Consideration for Adoption
  • Acquire Legal Indemnification and Warranties for Significant IP-Related Risks Associated With Open-Source Usage

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