by Dirk Haun
While open source applications are widely accepted and used, both at home as well as at work, using open source components as part of their software is something that companies still seem to shy away from. Why is that?
In this talk, we're going to look at some of the reasons for that reluctancy, e.g. legal reasons or fear of the GPL, and check if they're valid and how much of a problem they really are in practice.
As a counterpoint, we’re going to look at the benefits of having open source components. Also on the agenda: How to find an open source component that fits your requirements and some thoughts on giving back to the open source community without having to give away all your company’s secrets.
24th–28th April 2012