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In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Google (again) embracing open document formats, the Marines going Linux, the European Commission updating its open source policy, and more!
2 comments Posted 12 Dec 2014 by Scott Nesbitt Feed
This week in open source games
Howdy, open source game fans! In this week's edition of our open source games news, we take a look at the storied history of Lord of the Rings games, Borderlands 2 on Linux, and more!
2 comments Posted 4 Oct 2014 by Michael Harrison Feed
A new documentary about the life of Aaron Swartz was released in June this year. It recounts the story of one of the most impactful young talents of the Internet age, and the tragic saga of his quest to make the world a better place.
2 comments Posted 25 Sep 2014 by Luis Ibanez Feed
We live in an age of ever-expanding copyright law. The length of time that elapses before a creative work enters the public domain is now so long that many items published early last century are still protected by copyright.
0 comments Posted 11 Aug 2014 by Joshua Allen Holm Feed
Molly Van Houweling interviews herself for the launch of a new non-profit she has co-founded: Authors Alliance will work to promote authorship for the public good.
0 comments Posted 26 May 2014 by Molly Van Houweling Feed
Copyright statements emerging in source code
I was looking at a source file for the OpenStack Ceilometer docs one day and noticed that there's a copyright statement at the top. Now, in no way do I want to pick on Nicholas. There are hundreds of such copyright statements in the OpenStack docs and code, and this is just the example I happened... Read more
12 comments Posted 4 Feb 2014 by Rich Bowen (Red Hat) Feed
The open source license you choose for your project, or for the projects you choose to contribute to, can have significant effects on how what you contribute is used. One question that has garnered quite a bit of interest recently is the fall in popularity of copyleft licenses in favor of... Read more
8 comments Posted 28 Jan 2014 by Marcus D. Hanwell Feed
Whether the big media producers like it or not, digital technologies have made it easier than ever for popular culture fans to create remixes or derivative works from their favorite movies, TV shows, books, and other media. And the participatory nature of the Internet has arguably helped broaden... Read more
3 comments Posted 17 Jan 2014 by Kendra Mack (Red Hat) Feed
Lessons in copyright
Open curriculum alternatives to MPAA’s new anti-piracy campaign for kids. It has come to our attention that the Motion Picture Association of America, the Recording Industry Association of America, and top internet service providers are drafting curriculum to teach kids in California elementary... Read more
6 comments Posted 30 Sep 2013 by Jane Park Feed
open source and intellectual property
Download the free All Things Open interview series eBook Have you ever wondered what, from a business perspective, the world of sharing, free, and open source looks like to a lawyer? Challenging! Chaotic? Creative. Pam Chestek is an intellectual property lawyer. She runs Chestek Legal, a practice... Read more
3 comments Posted 12 Sep 2013 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed

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