I mention it because it expands on the issue of IPR indemnity for open source software that I had mentioned in my notes of the Out-Law seminar I went to on 20 April.
His conclusion is that although there are new risks for an organisation taking on OSS software,
…risks are manageable once they are properly understood. From a legal perspective, the first factor to consider will always be the particular open source licence that governs the proposed code to be used. In what can be a very complex area, specialist legal advice can enable your business to profit from using open source software.
OK,he’s spinning a line, but he might have a point. Particularly if the organisation using the OSS application has deep pockets. A government perhaps…