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Open Source Rights Enforceable?

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Well, we didn’t know till last week that you could actually enforce Open source rights. After all, when you label yourself open, you expose yourself to unnecessary risk. But a U.S. circuit court of appeal has set the precedent where you can now enforce open source rights if people do not respect it. I think that’s fantastic for the future of open source as you would want to have your copyrights respected. Now, if you change an Open Source code, you have to make it available to the public, but I am pretty sure that if you use an open source technology to develop a completely different solution, then you may not have to disclose your source code. Obviously there are different licenses out there and not many laws available but you can be sure that precedents will be set for these issues in the near future.

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