January 4, 2008

McAfee Issues Warning Over 'Ambiguous' Open Source Licenses

McAfee frequently cautions other companies about the latest bugs and computer viruses, but the security software maker is now warning that its own business could be in jeopardy -- not from some form of malware but from the fact that its products rely heavily on open source software.
In its recently published annual report, McAfee warned investors that the "ambiguous" license terms governing the open source software it uses "may result in unanticipated obligations regarding our products.
"To the extent that we use 'open source' software, we face risks," McAfee warned.

Link: InformationWeek.com


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