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The Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI) was established in May 2012, by a group of public plant breeders, small seed company plant breeders, farmer-breeders, and advocates for seed sovereignty. OSSI was formed in order to enhance vigorous innovation in plant breeding by the creation of a licensing... Read more
0 comments Posted 3 Jun 2014 by Jack Kloppenburg Feed
Law and open source
Drafting and using open licenses for data and hardware presents both familiar old challenges (like license proliferation) and new challenges (like less developed legal frameworks and different production models). About thirty people working in these areas recently gathered (under the umbrella of... Read more
2 comments Posted 19 May 2014 by Luis Villa 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
security vulnerabilities
With all the benefits of open source, improper management of its use may result in substantial legal, business, and technical risks. Most research and design managers know that they have to manage open source licenses, but not many are monitoring for security vulnerabilities and other bugs in open... Read more
3 comments Posted 31 Oct 2013 by Rami Sass Feed
broken copyright
Open source software licenses and copyright law have a complex relationship. People often say that open source turns copyright on its head and loosely refer to open source licenses as "copyleft" licenses. Indeed, the idea of a license that grants perpetual rights to copy, modify, and distribute a... Read more
4 comments Posted 3 Dec 2012 by Kevin Hales Feed
creative commons
Creative Commons helps you share your knowledge and creativity with the world develops, supports and stewards legal and technical infrastructure maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation
3 comments Posted 11 Oct 2012 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
creative commons
Creative Commons helps you share your knowledge and creativity with the world develops, supports and stewards legal and technical infrastructure maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation
3 comments Posted 11 Oct 2012 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
desire path
I had the privilege of working with David Tilbrook almost 25 years ago. He was the first person with whom I ever worked that clearly articulated proper software construction discipline for collaborative endeavours and captured a summary of it under the title, Washing Behind Your Ears: Principles of... Read more
4 comments Posted 27 Sep 2012 by Stephen R. Walli Feed
Creative Commons BY
For people wanting to learn about Creative Commons and its application in different sectors, there is a sea of materials available online. In particular, Creative Commons international affiliates create a huge number of educational resources that cross language and cultural boundaries. A few weeks... Read more
3 comments Posted 13 Sep 2012 by Natalya Berenshteyn Feed
Do you use Creative Commons licenses on YouTube?
If you've uploaded a video to YouTube recently, you may have noticed a new option to license your video. In addition to the Standard YouTube license, you now have a choice to select Creative Commons CC BY license [attribution - reuse allowed].
5 comments Posted 15 Nov 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed

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