Open source has evolved from something relatively unknown to something akin to having water in your pipes: you have open source in your software. The question has moved from "Who's using open source?" to "Who's not using open source?" Large companies will admit that they cannot, for all intents and purposes, develop software without the use of open source in this day and age. In the last 18 months there has even been an acceleration of this trend. You may or may not know it, but whether you are a developer or a consumer of software, you are already using open source.The Increased usage of open source software has increased the need for license compliance. On the legal side, the advantage now is we have a better depth of understanding of the issues than at any point over the past decade.
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