Source of concern for IT purchasing decisions

McBratney, Amanda & McBratney, Malcolm (2010) Source of concern for IT purchasing decisions. Australian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin, 23(5), pp. 101-104.

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The open source juggernaut seems to be gaining pace. The open source model certainly has appeal - cutting costs, while at the same time potentially increasing staff and system efficiencies. However, open source poses a number of significant legal challenges and risks for those that incorporate it. Clients need to look carefully before leaping.

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ID Code: 39982
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: Open Source, IT
ISSN: 1035-1353
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > OTHER LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (189900)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 LexisNexis - Butterworths
Deposited On: 09 Feb 2011 22:54
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:42

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