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Using Open Source Software in Product Development: A Primer
January/February 2004 (vol. 21 no. 1)
pp. 82-86
Michel Ruffin, Alcatel
Christof Ebert, Alcatel

There are important legal aspects involved in using open source software in commercial products. Here are answers to common questions on how to handle these issues to mitigate risks.

Index Terms:
open Source software, copyright, intellectual property, BSD, GPL, product life cycle
Citation:
Michel Ruffin, Christof Ebert, "Using Open Source Software in Product Development: A Primer," IEEE Software, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 82-86, Jan.-Feb. 2004, doi:10.1109/MS.2004.1259227
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