The Community does not Require the Indemnification Protections Proprietary Vendors Seek
Indemnification should not be an issue in the procurement of open source software, writes Simon Phipps, who advises IT administrators to examine their procurement policies to determine whether they contains stipulations that might inhibit the adoption of open source solutions. The open source community does not have the same stake in such matters as source code protection or right-to-use issues as a proprietary vendor and, therefore, the protections necessary in dealing with vendors of proprietary solutions need not apply when open source is the choice.
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