GPL

The GNU General Public License Version 2 (GPLv2) continues to be the most widely used and most important license for free and open source software. Black Duck Software estimates that 16 billion lines of code are licensed under GPLv2. Despite its importance, the GPLv2 has been the subject of very... Read more
5 comments Posted 15 Dec 2014 by Mark Radcliffe Feed
When Versata Software sued Ameriprise Financial Services for breaching its software license, it unwittingly unearthed a GPL violation of its own and touched off another lawsuit that could prove to be a leading case on free and open source software licensing. This post takes a look at the legal... Read more
20 comments Posted 30 Jul 2014 by Aaron Williamson Feed
free software legal seminar
The Free Software Foundation will be providing a half-day legal seminar titled "GPL Enforcement and Legal Ethics", taking place on Monday, March 24 at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. Anyone can register to attend the seminar, though it is aimed particularly at practicing lawyers and law... Read more
0 comments Posted 12 Mar 2014 by Richard Fontana (Red Hat) Feed
In a previous article, I discussed the complaints that have been leveled against GitHub during the past year and a half concerning the purported problem of public, seemingly-FLOSS code repositories with no explicit licensing. Here I will address the actions GitHub took in July, which were... Read more
3 comments Posted 16 Sep 2013 by Richard Fontana (Red Hat) Feed
team collaboration
Finding the right project management solution for your team can be very hard. Finding an open source project management solution may be even harder. That's the mission of OpenProject: to build an enterprise-ready, web-based, open source project management solution that allows teams to collaborate... Read more
0 comments Posted 3 Sep 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
MPL GPL APACHE
I’ve recently been involved in several discussions that are variations on, "Which open source or free software license should I choose for my project?" Here is my way of looking at the large and growing collection of licenses in the wild. First, let's make sure we all understand that I Am Not A... Read more
8 comments Posted 29 Jan 2013 by Stephen R. Walli Feed
open hardware
When talking about open source, many people's first thought is the GNU General Public License (GPL). While the software world has been revolutionised by GPL, the hardware world has seen little change. 
6 comments Posted 20 Dec 2012 by Alvin Chang Feed
flour + butter + stuff
By now, many of you have seen that Hostess brands has closed. Many people are going to miss their favorite treats. On their website, they state the following:
34 comments Posted 18 Nov 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
flour + butter + stuff
By now, many of you have seen that Hostess brands has closed. Many people are going to miss their favorite treats. On their website, they state the following:
34 comments Posted 18 Nov 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
open parliament
For the first time, the European Parliament is about to release one of its own programs as Free Software. The program in question is called AT4AM, short for "Automatic Tool for Amendments". The Parliament is in the business of making laws, and AT4AM automates a lot of the formal stuff associated... Read more
0 comments Posted 18 Jul 2012 by Karsten Gerloff Feed

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