What is the conventional wisdom on the use of freeware in the enterprise?
Provided there are truely no restrictions (T&C's) for an enterprise to use a given Freeware SW Licened solution, what are the other noted risks taken on by using such an offering? I would imagin several companies have polices forbidding the use of Freeware / Shareware titles in thier computing enviornement. What are the justifications for such policies? Clearly the financial cost for such SW is potentially zero, so one could imply there must be other cost which will or maybe incurred.