Open Source Indemnification and Warranty Risks Require Review

"As Linux and open source gain more acceptance, indemnification--or the lack thereof--becomes more crucial. The Yankee Group advises corporations to review the terms and conditions of each of their individual licensing contracts with legal counsel to determine if they have adequate indemnification coverage.

According to Yankee Group, corporations should view indemnification the same way consumers view their automobile or homeowner's insurance policy. In the absence of indemnification or specific indemnification provisions, corporations could be the target of an intellectual property lawsuit that they would be forced to defend using their own money and resources."

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