Open Source Software Shows Its Muscle

A philosophical debate over the meaning of 'free' software is quickly turning into a dangerous real-world business dispute

, IP Law & Business

For-profit companies have new reasons to rethink their use of open source software, says Wolf Greenfield shareholder Edmund J. Walsh. Changed provisions of the General Public License and recent lawsuits to enforce it foreshadow new risks in the widespread use of free software.

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