A recent court case illustrates the importance of reading and understanding technical terms used in copyright licenses.
Judges and lawyers need to understand what open source software is: not just software made available under a license, but software that has an accompanying ethos.
Mark Radcliffe shares his 10 picks for the top legal developments in free and open source software last year.
While reviewing the most-read articles on legal topics in open source on Opensource.com this year, I was reminded of the old maxim: The more things change, the more they stay the same.
The first instance of a court in Germany (and perhaps anywhere) addressing GPLv3 occurred in a decision by the Regional Court of Halle in July 2015
David Perry of Red Hat walks us through the latest from legal entities, journalists, and pop culture on why it is time to fix patents.
Adobe has made its Legal Department Style Guide available to everyone under a Creative Commons license. This shows that open source principles are illuminating even the foggy world of legal writing.
Doug Kim is a frequent lecturer on patents, trademarks, copyrights, and licensing, and will be speaking at POSSCON on Tuesday, April 14th. The title of his presentation is, The Law and Open Source: What You Must Know. In this interview with him prior to his talk, find out more about his background... Read more
The thrust of the US House Judiciary Committee hearing was pretty clear: Congress needs to act. And while the Supreme Court has taken some steps, it is not a substitute for legislative actions focused on the fundamental issues in the system that abusive patent litigants use to game the system.
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.