Epilogue - When a FOSS-Using Company Is Acquired By A Conglomerate
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- The company was eventually closed, and then sold to a very large
international software company.
- Most of the due-diligence had to do with.... software licenses.
- It appears that the lawyers of said company wanted to be absolutely sure
that any little thing used by the software had a license that is
acceptable for a proprietary product.
- Apparently, that company is quite afraid of FOSS software, and had a hard
time absorbing the idea.
- On the other hand - it might have been an excuse to delay the purchase
until the next fiscal year.
- Eventually, since the project was written using such "alien technologies",
the team gained (at least until now) more freedom in its development
process then other teams inside that company.