Principles of Fair Software Licensing

In this short video we explain why unfair licences make it difficult to choose the best path to the cloud.



Keep up to date with the latest on the need for and benefits of the Fair Software Licensing Principles

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Harms of Unfair Software Licensing

Why is Fair Software Licensing important? This infographic explains it all.

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