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I got 257 problems, and they're all open source: Report shines light on Wild West of software

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The particular issue around Open Source licensing

'Remember Apache Struts? This was the framework left unpatched by Experian in spite of an alert issued by the US Department of Homeland Security in March 2017. The subsequent data breach will keep lawyers in work for years to come.'

Symantic Software License Agreements: "MEDIA WARRANTY .. Symantec warrants that .. the Licensed Software .. will not be defective .. for a period of ninety (90) days .. THE FOREGOING IS YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR SYMANTEC’S BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY."

Oracle End User License Agreement: "To the extent not prohibited by law, Oracle hereby disclaims all express or implied representations, warranties, guarantees, and conditions of any kind, arising by law or otherwise, with regard to the program."

Apple inc. Software License Agreements: 'To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the Apple Software and Services are provided “as is” and “as available”, with all faults and without Warranty of any kind'

IBM Limitation of Liability: "IBM’s entire liability for all claims related to this Machine will not exceed the amount of any actual direct damages you incurred up to the amounts paid for the Machine .. IBM will not be liable for special, incidental, exemplary, indirect, or economic consequential damages, loss of data, or lost profits, business, value, revenue, goodwill, or anticipated savings."

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