Media Coverage | 06/24/2013

Brooks Kushman’s LeRoy Discusses Open Sourcing Compliance in Crain`s Detroit Business

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich., – Brooks Kushman Shareholder John LeRoy was featured in an article exploring the impacts of using open source software within the automotive industry in this week`s issue of Crain`s Detroit Business.

The article “Cure for common codes: Devil is in details for open-source auto technology” quotes LeRoy, “Open-source is free, publicly available and typically very useful, but the tricky part is in the terms and conditions. There are tens of thousands of pieces of code out there that are open-sourced, and every one of them is subject to fine print. The problem is developers all the way through the chain aren’t reading it.”

Read the entire Crain`s Detroit Business article here.

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