Issue No. 01 - January/February (2004 vol. 21)
Michel Ruffin , Alcatel
Christof Ebert , Alcatel
<p>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.</p>
open Source software, copyright, intellectual property, BSD, GPL, product life cycle
C. Ebert and M. Ruffin, "Using Open Source Software in Product Development: A Primer," in IEEE Software, vol. 21, no. , pp. 82-86, 2004.