Avoiding pitfalls of open-source licence risks

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By Caroline Atkins

This article discusses how Australian government agencies can gain the commercial solutions they need in ICT procurement while avoiding the pitfalls of open-source licence risks.

With government agencies trying to implement savings in innovative ICT procurement, the increased utilisation of open source, or indeed replacing proprietary software with open source, is a significant opportunity for customers.

The opportunity to use open-source software also offers leverage in the context of technology procurement…

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