FOSS Insurance?

FOSS Insurance?

There’s an interesting link on News Forge today to this article about FOSS insurance. The issue here is whether it’s advisable for companies using FOSS to take out insurance policies protecting them against possible FOSS-related patent infringment. This article doesn’t really take a position, but does provide some considerations for IT managers.


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Matt Barton is an English professor at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. He is an advocate of free software, wikis, and the Creative Commons. He also studies and writes about videogames and computing history. Matt also has blogs at Armchair Arcade, Gameology, and Kairosnews.