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honey the codewitch21-Aug-23 10:37
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raddevus21-Aug-23 10:42
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honey the codewitch21-Aug-23 10:43
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rtischer827723-Aug-23 2:27
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honey the codewitch23-Aug-23 2:30
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jschell22-Aug-23 7:31
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raddevus22-Aug-23 7:51
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jschell23-Aug-23 6:35
jschell23-Aug-23 6:35 
raddevus wrote:
I think that it doesn't happen as often as we hope because I think BigCorps are often using things without wanting anyone to really know


Hardly.

There are no human organizations that are omniscient. Organizations, even more so that people, blunder their way through their history based on nothing more than irrational biases that one or groups within have. Why irrational? Because they almost never use any real data for the decisions. Even those that present data often do so with incomplete sets and using cherry picking to support their forgone conclusions.

The most prevalent reason for not hiring a specific OSS developer is because the company does not actually need that expertise. Where need is still based on irrational biases.

Note that I am not using those terms to denigrate but merely to describe the actual processes.

As an actual example of this I have never worked with even a single developer who actually researches licenses before using third party code. I have seen developers claim that because it was found on the internet it is free to use without regard. I have seen developers that do not even know that licenses exist. I have seen developers that cannot read a license and understand what it means. However I have seen some managers that were at least aware of why that could be a problem. But I have also seen 'C' level people who were completely unaware of the problem.

I certainly don't expect any other group within an organization to be smarter than developers.
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