Open Source in Software Procurement – 5. Data Security

By David W. Tollen This is the fifth in a series of five posts on Open Source in Software Procurement. Click here for the prior post, and click here for the intro, which lists all five topics. Many licensees worry about the security of open source software. Does OSS in vendor products have vulnerabilities hackers can […]

Open Source in Software Procurement – 1. Intro

Contract drafters rarely understand open source software (OSS). They see it as a threat, so when they’re buying software, they try to exclude OSS from their vendors’ products. In most cases, the concern is misplaced. Software licensees may have good reason to worry about copyleft software, which is one type of OSS. But other open source […]