Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Open source software is (of course) distributed (for the most part) under the GNU Lesser General Public License, which grants the right to modify and redistribute the software code itself. There are rules and stipulations covering combined works, combined libraries and conventions covering every element of application structure from object code, to headers and libraries.
But as software application development experiences increasingly more rapid iterations (especially in Agile development environments) - could open source code licensing and compliance get overlooked?
Could open source development be accused of throwing governance out of the window - or will open source itself have the answer?