March 16, 2004

Buy Your Open-Source Insurance

A New York-based company has spotted a new business opportunity in The SCO Group's legal battle with the Linux community: open source insurance.

Open Source Risk Management (OSRM) plans to soon begin offering insurance policies to companies using open source software but fear that they may be
sued, according to a company spokesperson. The start-up company last month hired Pamela Jones, former editor of the popular Groklaw.net Web site, as
director of litigation risk research.

The company now offers a variety of professional services, including software certification and strategic consulting on open source software
insurance. It is also planning a series of training sessions on how best to mitigate the risk of using open source software. The first such session
will be held April 27 in Santa Clara, California.

Link: pcworld.com

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