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Open Source Software in Mergers and Acquisitions
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The $100 Million Court Case for Open Source License Compliance
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In the past week, the Internet has been buzzing about WordPress co-Founder Matt Mullenweg's accusation surrounding Wix's apparent code theft. Cut long story short, Wix decided to use an open...
If It Looks Open Source, and Sounds Open Source, Is It Really Open Source?
We're all using open source components, but do we understand what makes open source code open source? It's the open source license! But did you know around 80% of the code published on GitHub...
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