Mark Itri noted on April 24 for Law360 that unanticipated problems can arise for companies that use open source software. One example is if company management is unaware that software engineers have attempted to meet development deadlines by plugging open source programs and applications into larger proprietary products without proper licensing. The result could be violation of a license and copyright infringement. "Although open source software is free to use," Mr. Itri said, "it will come at a price if a company has to remove it. If a company has violated an open source agreement, it may be stopped from using its whole program or may have to sell its program for free." He added that companies "are not policing [open source] use as well as they can, and are not thinking out the consequences of their use to the furthest extent."