Law

Avoiding bad practices in open source project management
What you should not do as you lead or participate in your open source projects.
3 comments Posted 29 Jun 2016 by Julien Danjou Feed
Oracle v. Google: What it means for software developers
The outcome of Oracle v. Google is a positive result for the software industry and the developer community but we must be cautious.
1 comment Posted 10 Jun 2016 by Jeffrey Robert Kaufman (Red Hat) Feed
Why you should understand the terms for license compliance
A recent court case illustrates the importance of reading and understanding technical terms used in copyright licenses.
3 comments Posted 13 Apr 2016 by Jeffrey Robert Kaufman (Red Hat) Feed
open source licensing
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.
10 comments Posted 4 Feb 2016 by Ben Cotton Feed
potato sack race, open source adoption
Mark Radcliffe shares his 10 picks for the top legal developments in free and open source software last year.
4 comments Posted 12 Jan 2016 by Mark Radcliffe Feed
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.
0 comments Posted 28 Dec 2015 by David Perry (Red Hat) Feed
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
0 comments Posted 8 Dec 2015 by Richard Fontana (Red Hat) Feed
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.
1 comment Posted 12 Aug 2015 by David Perry (Red Hat) Feed
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.
0 comments Posted 4 Aug 2015 by Rob Tiller (Red Hat) Feed
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
2 comments Posted 30 Mar 2015 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed

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