In an article at Datamation, Bruce Perens gives some advice on using both GPL and proprietary software
, particularly in mobile phones. He looks at the reasons for keeping some parts closed (DRM or regulatory compliance for example), then offers suggestions on how to handle that safely. "Also, don't look for, and use loopholes in the Open Source licenses. Nothing makes your company look worse than taking unfair advantage of people who provided their work to you without charge, expecting in good faith that you'd honor their license. It also tends to make Open Source folks reluctant to cooperate with your company, the next time you need help with their software.
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