Article: Understanding and Complying with Open Source Software Licenses – an Intellectual Property Perspective

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Understanding and Complying with Open Source Software Licenses – an Intellectual Property Perspective

Open source compliance is not just for software companies. More and more business-critical tools take the form of mobile applications, downloadable software and web interfaces – from email and customer-relationship management to data analytics. These products may utilize open source components to varying degrees, even if offered as a proprietary offering.

What is Software?

Software is merely a compilation of instructions directing some sequence or action. These instructions are first written in some human-readable form, usually a programming language, known as source code.

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