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Decoding free and open-source software

In the February 2016 issue of Intellectual Property Magazine, Nisha Kumar, a Solicitor and Intellectual Property specialist within our Commercial Team, considers the licensing of Free and Open Source Software ("FOSS"). This feature article focuses on the concepts of Free Software and Open Source Software; the licensing spectrum and the distinction between permissive and copy-left licences; the business advantages of using FOSS and potential pitfalls of ignoring it; and the benefits of a FOSS governance strategy.

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