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In the first of our two-part series, we introduced the basic framework of Open Source software and the concept of an Open Source audit or inventory so that a company can determine where and how Open Source is currently being used.

In this second installment, we look at the pros and cons of Open Source software and some of the legal issues raised by Open Source. How can an organization make an informed assessment of whether or not to use, modify or re-distribute Open Source software?