What about closed software
Posted Jun 2, 2005 17:48 UTC (Thu) by spitzak
Parent article: IP Software Compliance Tools -- Who Needs Them and Why?
Claiming GPL code is "dangerous" is FUD. *Far* more dangerous for companies is their employees stealing *closed* code, from former employers, from the companies their friends or family work for, from documentation they happened to aquire, and most importantly from ignoring the NDA's they signed.
I would like to see this technology applied to closed code. Maybe a company that wants to protect it's code can contribute it to the database maintained by this service. Other companies can send their code to check against the database. Matching GPL code is a demonstration that their matching code works, so that it may be admissable as legal evidence without the need to reveal the code from either party.
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