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GitHub’s tool reduces open source software license violations

Called Licensed, the tool finds license dependencies early in the development life cycle

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Open core products: Are they worth the trade-off?

Combining open source and closed-source attributes, open core approaches risk lockin but can provide useful functionality

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Open source SQL database CockroachDB hits 1.0

Cockroach Labs is also offering its enterprise features as open source and trusting enterprises will pay for what they use in production

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Using Salesforce to access SAP? Pour yourself a stiff drink

SAP targets major customers for millions in damage awards, claiming violations of "named-user" license terms

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SAP license fees are due even for indirect users, court says

Ruling could have far-reaching consequences for businesses that have integrated their customer-facing systems with an SAP database

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Oracle is pricing itself out of Amazon’s cloud

Oracle may believe that upping the cost of using a competing cloud will help it win, but the opposite is more likely

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Microsoft drops a pay-as-you-go Azure cloud option

Starting in February, new Azure customers will be sent to Microsoft's Cloud Solution Provider program in lieu of the MPSA-based pay-as-you-go license

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