Open source software – explained

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If a piece of software is ‘open source’ it means that source code is freely available to the public. It’s used in almost every tech development going and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to identify code and assets that are truly proprietary.

Whether you’re buying, selling or developing software and code, it pays to tightly control open source. How?

Read our one-page fact sheet to find out and make sure open source software doesn’t inadvertently interfere with your IT development plans.

If you have any questions please contact Jill Dovey, our IT law expert.