Corporate-Friendly Open Source Licenses – Beware, not all software is truly free, some can come with a barb

I have been doing some research on the different types of Open Source licenses. The following is a good posting that quickly summarizes the potential dangers of Open Source to corporations. You just have to know the rules but as with all software, you need to live by the license agreement. The funny thing is that GPL touts “freedom” but it is a rather restricted “freedom”. it has all the ring of truth of the double speak/thought from the book 1984 by George Orwell. Now I am all for Open Source in the corporate environment but you have to be careful, especially beware of AGPLv3.

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