Why caring about license issues?Why is it hard to handle licenses?
1 Respect the author’s wishes I want it to be GPL… or LGPL… or BSD
2 License data may not be reliable Open Source Product http://ossproduct.com Google Open Source Product LGPL License AgreementProduct Product Open Source Product shipped with the EPL license GPL V2
BusyBox included in the ﬁrmware GPLv2Firmware BusyBox
Westinghouse includesBusyBox into its HDTV firmware HDTV
BusyBox ﬁlls a lawsuit against Westinghouse v/s December 14th 2009
Settlement: Westinghouse assessed damages,lost revenue,and lost inventory August 3rd 2010 - Settlement: Westinghouse assessed $150.000 in damages , lost revenue, and millions of dollars of inventory lost (all HDTV were donated to charity)
It’s like bug detection... early is better license orvulnerability issue Remediation cost of acost $ Deploy Deliver Code Test & Build Package Lifecycle phase Heuristics specs Product Developer Software factory Final product Production environment