Having said this, there are many relationships involving electronic and computer interconnectivity today and risk, including the risk of infringement, is attendant to all of them. The issue here is the extent to which parties have mitigated the risk through negotiation and proper documentation and shifted as much of the risk to third parties, such as insurance companies. In the open source context, this includes a complete understanding of the applications with which any open source application will interface and the scope of the General Public License or similar licensing agreement in that environment. So, while nothing is risk-free, some cogent planning, due diligence and negotiation should create a manageable risk environment.
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