licensing

The Santa Clara High Tech Law Journal held their annual symposium on open source in the legal field at Santa Clara University. Prominent practitioners in the open source community spoke on topics ranging from licensing and compliance to healthcare and entertainment law.
0 comments Posted 26 Feb 2015 by Alex Shei Feed
Your open hardware project is complete, now it's time to determine if you need to license your work and if so, what options are available to you.
0 comments Posted 19 Feb 2015 by Hal Gottfried Feed
The use of Creative Commons as a licensing mechanism is continuing to grow at a fantastic pace. In this report, learn more about the size and breakdown of Creative Common material available for reuse.
1 comment Posted 28 Nov 2014 by Creative Commons Feed
RAFI is on a mission to cultivate markets, policies, and communities that sustain thriving, socially just, and environmentally sound family farms. Learn how they directly assist individual farmers and work at the local, national, and international levels for a more just and sustainable food system... Read more
0 comments Posted 20 Nov 2014 by Joseph Schroeder Feed
Open Knowledge and the Open Definition Advisory Council have announced the release of version 2.0 of the Open Definition, an important standard that communicates the fundamental legal conditions that make content and data open.
0 comments Posted 24 Oct 2014 by Timothy Vollmer Feed
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
open source tools for writing
Most of us encounter parts of our workday where we must write or document something. Whether for building out the plan of a project, for the documentation of a project, or for the creation of the project itself, like an article or blog post, writing is a part of many of our daily lives regardless... Read more
36 comments Posted 8 May 2014 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
patent trolls
Patent trolling—the aggressive assertion of weak or meritless patent claims by non-practicing entities—is a frequent target of disdain from open source enthusiasts. Thus it may be of some comfort to readers that the highest court in the US has recently decided the issue is worth looking into. Three... Read more
1 comment Posted 30 Apr 2014 by Adam Saunders 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

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