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"whilst use of OSS by the technology group frees up scarce software development resources for other projects, it remains for the legal department to assess the risk that may arise, involving analysis of the OSS code"
"In fact, uncontrolled use of OSS could oblige the organisation to share proprietary source code or else face an injunction removing its products from sale"
"An organisation .. should consider when and with what level of legal supervision the company will accept OSS"
"There is also a risk that an employee will contaminate the company’s IP with third party IP acquired from the OSS community"
"organisations should also consider their procurement operations to make sure they have an effective way of verifying that code they buy or license in does not contain unexpected OSS"
Kemp Little LLP (MSH/RHK), August 2008
“Within half an hour of opening I had three new instructions from Microsoft,” says Kemp. “The client base ported across lock, stock and barrel, which was pretty lucky really.” Today that client base includes the London Stock Exchange, Standard Chartered Bank and FTSE, as well as more recognisably technology-focused outfits such as Expedia, T-Mobile and Ticketmaster