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Use Oracle’s UPL, Abandon Your Intellectual Property

Martinfink2.PNGHP has historically taken a strong stand against the proliferation of open source licenses.  We’ve never proposed our own open source license. I started speaking out against license proliferation as early as 2005, pointing to the interoperability and compatibility issues raised by having a large number of open source licenses.  Many members of the open source community have also embraced the concept of non-proliferation. The reaction to any new license tends to center around whether a new license addresses an unmet need. That’s why I am concerned about a new license proposed by Oracle.

 

Keep reading to find out why I am concerned.

 

Guest post by Martin Fink, EVP and HP CTO

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