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How I Freed My Android Tablet: A Journey in Reverse Engineering

Monday 28th of November 2016 04:58:02 PM

Mythbuntu Linux Has Been Discontinued

Monday 28th of November 2016 11:58:01 AM

The NES Classic is a $60 Single Board Computer Running Linux

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 04:58:02 PM

Meet VoCore2 Lite, a $4 Coin-Sized, Open Source Linux Computer

Sunday 20th of November 2016 03:58:01 PM

New, More-Powerful IoT Botnet Infects 3,500 Devices In 5 Days

Friday 18th of November 2016 06:58:01 PM

Red Hat CEO: Linux Is Now The 'Default Choice' For The Cloud

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 10:58:01 PM

How Linux Saved A School's Failing Windows Laptop Program

Monday 14th of November 2016 03:58:01 PM

Ask Slashdot: What's The Best Cheap Linux-Friendly Netbook?

Monday 14th of November 2016 02:58:01 AM

NetBSD Project Releases NetBSD 7.0.2

Sunday 13th of November 2016 05:58:01 PM

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Open Source Software A Core Competency For Effective Tech M&A

Imagine your company just acquired its competitor for $100 million. Now imagine the company’s most important asset – its proprietary software – is subject to third-party license conditions that require the proprietary software to be distributed free of charge or in source code form. Or, imagine these license conditions are discovered late in the diligence process, and the cost to replace the offending third-party software will costs tens of thousands of dollars and take months to remediate. Both scenarios exemplify the acute, distinct and often overlooked risks inherent to the commercial use of open source software. An effective tech M&A attorney must appreciate these risks and be prepared to take the steps necessary to mitigate or eliminate them. Over the past decade, open source software has become a mainstay in the technology community. Since its beginnings, open source software has always been viewed as a way to save money and jumpstart development projects, but it is increasingly being looked to for its quality solutions and operational advantages. Today, only a fraction of technology companies do not use open source software in any way. For most of the rest, it is mission critical. Read more

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