Another area of our concern is if a Vendor is suddenly (for some reason) unable to use the open source code any longer (pirated for example), what would be our exposure? Could we be accused of accepting stolen goods? What happens to the product if, during a dispute, the open source component is no longer available to the Vendor? Will we need to back it out of our own code? Can the functionality change? Will we be (as you mentioned) risking some portion of our own profit just because we made use of the product?
So the risks seem to range the gamut from civil to criminal.
These are the types of things that seem to keep lawyers awake at night...and the points they want handled prior to the introduction of this type of product.
We live in a murky world where people will split hairs for a nickel.
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