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Use precise terminology with open source contracts

Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 7:00 PM | By Jean-François De Rico and Charles Lapointe

Developers, distributors and users of free and open source software often face a host of legal issues which they need to keep in mind. Although licensing issues and more recently terms of use of proprietary software provided as a service (SaaS) have been abundantly discussed in legal literature, the specifics of open source software licences remain somewhat obscure for many.

Open source software licence rights should be considered in any software development project involving code subject to open source licences as they can and will usually...