Minneapolis patent attorney Mark Stignani discusses Open Source Software and how it can negatively affect a company.
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Well, it can actually zero-out the value of your software, especially if you’re utilizing licenses that incorporate clauses that require you to distribute free copies of your software and source code to the users that request it. So, it can actually bring it all the way down the zero. It can significantly impact it for sale. It can significantly drop the valuation, as you would then be required to give out portions of it for free rather than charging for it.