WebAssembly is a technology currently gaining traction. However, documentation for WebAssembly on the Internet primarily targets developers and focuses on how to use it, or develop for it. What is needed is documentation that looks at WebAssembly from an open source license compliance perspective.
This report, WebAssembly (Wasm) for Legal Professionals, functions as a starting point for a discussion about what open source license compliance for WebAssembly could look like and its potential for implementation in several ways. The report intends to highlight potential license compliance pitfalls and help establish a common understanding of the facts, which may present potential legal issues.
- Armijn Hemel, MSc, Tjaldur Software Governance Solutions
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